Agriculture & Allied Sciences

Forage Crops of the World, 2-volume set
Volume I: Major Forage Crops
Volume II: Minor Forage Crops


Editors: Md. Hedayetullah, PhD
Parveen Zaman, PhD

Forage Crops of the World, 2-volume set

In production
Pub Date: June 2018
Hardback Price: $299.95 US
Hard ISBN: 9781771886864
Pages: Approx 620p w/Index
Binding Type: hardback
Notes: 28 color and 2 b/w illustrations

This new 2-volume set discusses the importance of fodder production of the minor fodder crops for animals. The volumes focuses on fodder production for forage crops, cover 17 major forage crops and 25 minor forage crops. The volumes discuss crop production methodology and agronomic management in a systemic way, providing an abundance of information on each type of forage crop discussed, including preferred soil type, land capability, cropping patterns, climate, and socioeconomic conditions. They also address pests of the various forage crops, disease management, agroforestry in fodder and forage crops, preservation of forage crops, and forage production and climate change.

Forage crops are very essential for quality milk and meat production. Farm animals are normally fed fodder available from cultivated areas, supplemented by a small extent with harvested grasses and top feeds. The three major sources of fodder are crop residues, cultivated fodder, and fodder from trees, pastures, and grazing lands. The patterns and types of fodder crops vary by geographical location. With the amount of land under cultivation decreasing, there are limited resources for growing fodder crops, so new trends and solutions are emerging, such as dual purposes crops and using land that normally remains fallow throughout the year.

These volumes provide valuable information needed for effect forage crop production and management. The book, with chapters from highly qualified scientists, will be a rich resource for researchers, academicians, students, and those in the industry.

Key features:

  • Discusses 17 different major forage crops and 25 different types of minor forage crops, including many types of grasses and other plants
  • Provides information on agronomic production practices
  • Covers the pests and disease management practices for forage crops

CONTENTS:
VOLUME I: Major Forage Crops

Preface

PART I: NON LEGUMINOUS FORAGES
1. Oat (Jai)
Jancy Gupta and Minu Singh

2. Maize (Corn)
R. P. Shah, Anjani Kumar, M. Rana, and U. Kumar

3. Pearl Millet (Bajra)
Shakti Khajuria, A. K. Rai, B. S. Khadda, Raj Kumar, and J. K. Jadav

4. Sorghum (Jower)
Jancy Gupta and Minu Singh

5. Johnson Grass (Aleppo Grass)
Md. Hedayetullah and Parveen Zaman

6. Job’s Tears (Coix)
R. Poddar, K. Jana, C. K. Kundu, and H. Das

7. Deenanath Grass (Pennisetum)
Md. Hedayetullah and Pintoo Bandopadhyay

8. Teosinte (Makchari)
M. Rana, R. Gajghate, G. Guleria, R. P. Sah, Anjani Kumar, and O. N. Singh

9. Sudan Grass (Sudan Sorghum)
Anupam Mukherjee and Md. Hedayetullah

10. Hybrid Napier (Napier Bajra Hybrid)
Jyotirmay Karforma

11. Guinea Grass (Green Panic Grass)
Shyamashree Roy and Sanchita Mondal Ghosh

PART II: LEGUMINOUS FORAGES
12. Cowpea (Black Eyed Pea)
Abhijit Saha, Sonali Biswas, Dulal Chandra Roy, and Utpal Giri

13. Clusterbean (Guar)
Savitri Sharma

14. Rice Bean (Red Bean)
Champak Kumar Kundu

15. Berseem (Egyptian Clover)
Arun Kumar Barik and Md. Hedayetullah

16. Lucerne (Alfalfa)
Partha Sarathi Patra and Tarun Paul

17. Stylo (Pencilflower)
Partha Sarathi Patra and Tarun Paul

18. Pests of Leguminous Forages
N. Nair, B. Thangjam, U. Giri, and M. R. Debnath

19. Disease Management of Non Leguminous Seasonal Forages
Bireswar Sinha, H. Chandrajini Devi, and W. Tampakleima Chanu

20. Agro Forestry in Fodder and Forage Crops
Kanu Murmu

21. Preservation of Forage Crops
Pampi Paul, Mahesh B Tengli, and B. S. Meena

22. Forage Production and Climate Change
K. Jana, A. M. Puste, J. Banerjee, S. Sarkar, and R. J. Koireng

Index

VOLUME II: Minor Forage Crops

Preface

PART I: NON-LEGUMINOUS PERENNIAL FORAGES
1. Setaria Grass (African Grass)
Md. Hedayetullah, Parveen Zaman, and Dhiman Mukherjee

2. Para Grass (Buffalo Grass)
Md Riton Chowdhury

3. Doob Grass (Bermuda Grass)
Md. Hedayetullah and Parveen Zaman

4. Marvel Grass (Diaz Blue Stem)
Golam Moinuddin

5. Pangola Grass (Digit or Woolly Finger Grass)
Md. Hedayetullah, Parveen Zaman, and Rajib Kundu

6. Canary Grass (Harding Grass)
Bulbul Ahmed and Md. Hedayetullah

7. Anjan Grass (African Foxtail Grass)
Md. Hedayetullah, B. Bhattacharya, and Parveen Zaman

8. Rhodes Grass (Abyssinian Rhodes Grass)
Md. Hedayetullah, and Sibajee Banerjee

PART II: LEGUMINOUS FORAGES
9. Grass Pea (Indian Vetch)
Raghunath Sadhukhan, Md. Hedayetullah, and Parveen Zaman

10. Moth Bean (Dew Bean)
Parveen Zaman and Md. Hedayetullah

11. Soybean (Bhatman)
Sagar Maitra

12. Fenugreek (Greek Clover)
Parveen Zaman, Md. Hedayetullah, and Kajal Sengupta

13. Senji (Sweet Clover)
Md. Hedayetullah, Parveen Zaman, and Raghunath Sadhukhan

14. Mung Bean (Green Gram)
Kajal Sengupta

15. Urd Bean (Black Gram)
Kajal Sengupta and Md Hedayetullah

PART III: NON-LEGUMINOUS AND NON-GRAMINACEOUS FORAGES
16. Sunflower (Sujyomukhi)
A. Zaman and Parveen Zaman

17. Brassicas
Utpal Giri, Soma Giri, Navendu Nair, Abhijit Saha, Sonali Biswas, Niladri Paul, M. K. Nanda, and Protit Bandyopadhyay

18. Turnip (Salgam)
Parveen Zaman and Md. Hedayetullah

19. Gajar (Carrot)
Mohammed Abdel Fattah and Md. Hedayetullah

20. Amaranthus (Pigweed)
G. C. Bora

PART IV: LEGUMINOUS PERENNIAL TREES
21. Subabul (River Tamarind)
Sagarika Borah, Mokidul Islam, and T. Samajdar

22. Gliricidia (Quickstick)
Golam Moinuddin

23. Khejri (Prosopis)
Raj Kumar, B. S. Khadda, A. K. Rai, J. K. Jadav, and Shakti Khajuria

24. Non Conventional Legumes Forage Crops
Dhiman Mukherjee and Md Hedayetullah

25. Azolla: An Unconventional Forage Crop
Dulal Chandra Roy, Abhijit Saha, and Sonali Biswas

26. Disease Management of Non-Leguminous and Non-Graminaceous Forages
Diganggana Talukdar and Utpal Dey

Index


About the Authors / Editors:
Editors: Md. Hedayetullah, PhD
Assistant Professor/Scientist and Officer In-Charge, AICRP (All India Coordinated Research Projects) on Chickpea, Directorate of Research, Bidhan Chandra Krishi Viswavidyalaya, Kalyani, Nadia, West Bengal, India

Md. Hedayetullah, PhD, is an Assistant Professor/Scientist and Officer In-Charge, AICRP (All India Coordinated Research Projects) on Chickpea, Directorate of Research, Bidhan Chandra Krishi Viswavidyalaya, Kalyani, Nadia, West Bengal. He is a former Agronomist with the NABARD, Balasore, Odisha, India. He was also formerly a Professor at the M.S. Swaminathan Institute of Agriculture Science, Centurion University of Technology and Management, Gajapati, Odisha, India, and an Assistant Professor at the College of Agriculture, Tripura, Government of Tripura, India. Dr. Hedayetullah is the author and co-author of 20 research papers, five review papers two book chapters, and one book.

Dr. Hedayetullah acquired his BS degree (Agriculture) from H.N.B. Garhwal University, UK, India. He received his MS degree (Agronomy) from Palli Siksha Bhavana, Institute of Agriculture, Visva Bharati University, Sriniketan, West Bengal, India. He received his PhD (Agronomy) from Bidhan Chandra Krishi Viswavidyalaya, Mohanpur, Nadia, West Bengal, India. He was awarded the Maulana Azad National Fellowship Award from the University Grant Commission, New Delhi, India. He has received several fellowship grants from various funding agencies to carry out his research works during his academic career.

Parveen Zaman, PhD
Assistant Director of Agriculture (Farm) at the Pulse & Oilseed Research Sub-Station, Beldanga, Department of Agriculture, Government of West Bengal, India

Parveen Zaman, PhD, is an Assistant Director of Agriculture (Farm) at the Pulse & Oilseed Research Sub-Station, Beldanga, Department of Agriculture, Government of West Bengal, India. She is author and co-author of four research papers, three review papers, and four book chapters. She acquired her BS degree (Agriculture), receiving a Gold Medal, from Bidhan Chandra Krishi Viswavidyalaya, Mohanpur, Nadia, West Bengal, India. She received MS degree (Agronomy), also with Gold Medal, from Bidhan Chandra Krishi Viswavidyalaya, Mohanpur, Nadia, West Bengal, India. She was awarded the Maulana Azad National Fellowship Award from the University Grants Commission, New Delhi, India, and has received several fellowship grants from various funding agencies to carry out her research works during her academic career.




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