Approximately 1500 scientists from around the globe participated in the InternationalGrassland Congress at the University of Kentucky in 1981, sharing existingknowledge of grasslands and exploring methods for increasing the productivity oflivestock/forage systems so as to better feed mankind while maintaining or improvingenvironmental quality. Of the nearly 500 papers presented on previously unpublishedoriginal research or experimental research and development projects, 273 were selectedfor inclusion in this book. They cover the current basic and applied research on productionand utilization of forages from grasslands the world over.
Table of Contents
Opening Ceremony -- Opening Business Meeting -- Final Business Meeting -- Closing Ceremony -- Tours and Exhibits -- Committees for the XIV Congress -- PLENARY PAPERS -- INVITED PAPERS -- SECTION PAPERS -- SECTION I: PLANT INTRODUCTION, EVALUATION, AND BREEDING -- SECTION II: SEED PRODUCTION -- SECTION Ill: SOIL FERTILITY -- SECTION IV: THE NITROGEN CYCLE -- SECTION V: MULTIPLE USE OF GRASSLAND -- SECTION VI: PHYSIOLOGICAL PROCESSES -- SECTION VII: GRASSLAND ECOLOGY -- SECTION VIII: EVALUATION TECHNIQUES -- SECTION IX: MANAGEMENT OF GRAZED AND CONSERVED FORAGES -- SECTION X: MECHANIZATION AND TREATMENT OF FORAGES -- SECTION XI: UTILIZATION OF FORAGES IN ANIMAL PRODUCTION -- SECTION XII: TROPICAL GRASSLANDS -- SECTION XIII: TRANSFER OF GRASSLAND RESEARCH FINDINGS -- SECTION XIV: SOCIO-ECONOMIC ASPECTS -- List of Congress Members -- Acknowledgments -- Author Index -- Other Titles of lnterest from Westview Press -- About the Book and Editors.