322 pages | 12 Color Illus. | 13 B/W Illus.
Forage crops include several species of grasses and legumes that are widely used as animal fodder in the form of hay, pasturage and silage, as well as for turf and erosion control. Some forage grasses are also being considered for bio-energy generation. In this book leading researchers review the latest advances in molecular genetics and genomics; they also examine the success of breeding programs for forage grasses and legume species. The book will be useful for students and young researchers with an interest in forage, turf and bio-energy crops improvements.
Forage Grasses and Legumes-An Introduction , Toshihiko Yamada
Perennial Ryegrass (Lolium perenne L.), Toshihiko Yamada
Italian Ryegrass (Lolium multiflorum Lam.), Maiko Inoue, Alan Stewart and Hongwei Cai
Tall Fescue, Malay C. Saha
Meadow fescue (Festuca pratensis Huds.), Kovi Mallikarjuna Rao and Odd Arne Rognli
Dactylis and Phleum, Alan V. Stewart, Nicholas W. Ellison and B. Shaun Bushman
Bentgrasses and Poa , Keenan Amundsen and Scott Warnke
Warm Season Grasses, Masumi Ebina, Shin-ichi Tsuruta and Yukio Akiyama
Zoysiagrass (Zoysia spp.), Hongwei Cai, Manli Li, Xun Wang, Nana Yuyama and Mariko Hirata
Alfalfa (Medicago sativa L.), Maria J. Monteros, Yuanhong Han and E. Charles Brummer
Red Clover (Trifolium pratense L.), Sachiko Isobe, Roland Kölliker, Beat Boller and Heathcliffe Riday
White Clover (Trifolium repens L.), John W. Forster, Noel O.I. Cogan and Michael T. Abberton