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Sustainable Winter Fodder
Production, Challenges, and Prospects

ISBN 9780367518363
Published October 18, 2021 by CRC Press
448 Pages 13 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

Forage crops are an essential component of livestock’s diet. Production and availability of sufficiently good quality forage under diverse ecological dynamics are fundamental to develop an efficient and productive livestock industry.

Growers worldwide, especially in developing and underdeveloped countries, face significant challenges in producing sufficient winter fodder. The livestock population is increasing at high rates, and its feed requirement is increasing accordingly. Fodder crops are the leading and cheapest source of feed for livestock; however, the shortage of fodder production is the primary limiting factor for livestock production. This book features an extensive overview of literature providing information on winter fodders used in livestock management.

Key features

  • Discusses breeding strategies of winter fodders through conventional approaches and biotechnology.
  • Highlights production, agronomy, and bioecology of winter fodder crops.
  • Provides comprehensive information on the ecological dynamics of winter fodders.
  • Describes the use of precision agriculture for mitigating the effect of climate change on winter fodders.
  • Relays challenges of winter fodder crops on account of microbes, toxins, pests, and diseases.

This book is written for researchers and practitioners in agronomy, biotechnology, bioecology and is a comprehensive guide for improving winter fodder production.

Table of Contents

Part 1: Production technologies of winter fodders

1. Conventional Breeding Strategies and Programs for Winter Fodders

Siddra Ijaz, Ali Hassan Khan, and Muhammad Kaleem Sarwar

2. Bioecology and Agronomy of Winter Fodder Crops

Imran Khan et al.

3. Biotechnological Applications for Developing Resistance Against Biotic and Abiotic Stresses and Other Quality Traits in Fodder Crops

Siddra Ijaz et al.

Part 2: Ecological Dynamics and Winter Fodders

4. Medicago sativa: Diseases, Etiology, and Management 

Nabeeha Aslam Khan et al.

5. Trifolium Species: Diseases, Etiology, and Management

Anjum Faraz et al.

6. Etiology and management of economically significant diseases of Avena sativa

Qaiser Shakeel et al.

7. Hordeum vulgare: Diseases, Etiology, and Management

Rana Muhammad Sabir Tariq et al.

8. Rapeseed and Mustard: Diseases, Etiology, and Management 

Muhammad Zunair Latif et al.

9. Impact of Environmental and Edaphic Factors on Winter Fodders and Remedies

Zaffar Malik et al.

10. Application of Precision Agriculture: Mitigating the effect of Climate Change on Winter Fodders

Muhammad Kaleem Sarwar et al.

Part 3: Challenges of winter fodder crops

11. Winter Fodder: Opportunities and Challenges in Livestock

Saima Naveed, Usman Ali et al.

12. Microbial determinants in silage rotting: a challenge in winter fodders

Imran Ul Haq, M. Kaleem Sarwar and Zia Mohyuddin

13. Impact of pests on winter fodder preservation

Asadullah Azam and Sakhidad Saleem

14. Toxins of Preserved Fodders: A Threat to Livestock

Asad Manzoor et al.

15. Quality Seed Production of Winter Fodder Crops

Imran Khan et al.

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Dr. Imran Ul Haq is Associate Professor in the Department of Plant Pathology, University of Agriculture Faisalabad, Pakistan. He has established Fungal Molecular Biology Laboratory Culture Collection (FMB-CC-UAF), and is an affiliated member of the World Federation for Culture Collections (WFCC).

Dr. Siddra Ijaz is Assistant Professor in the Center of Agricultural Biochemistry and Biotechnology (CABB), University of Agriculture, Faisalabad, Pakistan.