The Role Of Centrosema, Desmodium, And Stylosanthes In Improving Tropical Pastures

1st Edition

Robert L Burt, Peter P Rotar, J. L. Walker, M. W. Silvey

CRC Press
Published September 13, 2019
Reference - 292 Pages
ISBN 9780367295622 - CAT# K431045

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This integrated collection describes the importance of forage legumes for pasture development and improvement in the tropics and subtropics. Leading agronomists review the magnitude of the need for pasture improvement; tropical and subtropical soil and climate environments; reports of the successful use of legumes in pasture development in a wet and a dry tropical environment; and the scope of the problem in terms of area to be developed and development logistics required. Three legume genera,
    Centrosema, Desmodium,
are discussed in detail--information is presented on taxonomy, adaptation, distribution, productivity, and usefulness--and considerable emphasis is placed on
germplasm resources for these genera. A concluding section of technical essays addresses special considerations in using tropical legumes in pasture development and presents a coordinated multidisciplinary approach to legume exploration and evaluation.

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