Tropical Forage Plants: Development and Use covers the research and resulting pasture development in the tropics and subtropics, which has undergone dramatic changes in the past few decades. Providing a broad, global perspective, it serves as a comprehensive resource covering a wide range of subjects pertaining to forage and animal production in th

part I|24 pages

Introduction to the Tropical Environment

chapter 1|14 pages

Land Resources for Forage Production in the Tropics

ByFriedrich H. Beinroth

part II|116 pages

The Tropical Forage Plants and Their Development

chapter 3|14 pages

Germplasm Resources of Tropical Forage Grasses

ByAlbert E. Kretschmer, W.D. Pitman

chapter 4|18 pages

Germplasm Resources of Tropical Forage Legumes

ByAlbert E. Kretschmer, W.D. Pitman

chapter 5|22 pages

Breeding and Improvement of Tropical Grasses

ByByron L. Burson, Bruce A. Young

chapter 6|26 pages

Tropical Forage Legume Breeding

ByKenneth H. Quesenberry, David S. Wofford

chapter 7|12 pages

Constraints and Developments in the Enhancement of Tropical Forage Grasses of Economic Importance

ByAntonio Sotomayor-Ríos, Stan C. Schank

chapter 8|22 pages

Biotechnology in Tropical Forage Crops

ByRex L. Smith

part III|152 pages

Use of Tropical Forages

chapter 9|24 pages

Seed Production Technology of Tropical Forages

BySherlie H. West, W.D. Pitman

chapter 10|26 pages

Intensive Management of Forage Grasses in the Humid Tropics

ByJosé Vicente-Chandler

chapter 11|8 pages

Pennisetums and Sorghums in an Integrated Feeding System in the Tropics

ByWayne W. Hanna, Salvio Torres-Cardona

chapter 12|18 pages

The Effect of Arthropods, Diseases, and Nematodes on Tropical Pastures

ByStephen L. Lapointe, Ronald M. Sonoda

chapter 13|14 pages

Animal Production in Grass-Legume Pastures in the Tropics

ByCarlos E. Lascano

chapter 14|18 pages

Conservation of Forages in the Tropics and Subtropics

ByRaymond N. Gallaher, W.D. Pitman

chapter 15|18 pages

Importance of Symbiotic Nitrogen Fixation in Tropical Forage Legume Production

ByEduardo C. Schröder

chapter 16|24 pages

Contribution of Rangelands to Animal Production in the Tropics

ByJosé San José

part IV|78 pages

Global Review of the Latest Research on Tropical Forages

chapter 17|36 pages

Current Developments from Tropical Forage Research in Australia

ByRaymond J. Jones

chapter 18|26 pages

Current Developments from Tropical Forage Research in Africa

ByMartin B. Adjei, James P. Muir