Harvested Forages deals with the subject of food for domestic animal feeding. Such food is called "forage" and includes things like alfalfa and other plants usually referred to as "hay". Topics include the ways that this forage is produced, how it is harvested, and ways that it should be stored. Other issues that are dealt with include various criteria and measurement procedures for assessing forage nutritive quality, potential health hazards associated with particular plants and plant toxins, and various issues of plant growth, pest control, and soil fertility-among other topics. This book is essential for any institution with a strong program in range sciences, animal sciences, animal feeding and nutrition, and related programs.
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Livestock obtain the vast majority of their nutritional needs from forage. Furthermore, over half of the arable land in the United States is given over to forage production. Harvested Forages is a synthesis of a vast and widely dispersed literature in animal science. Every aspect of forage production, forage harvesting, forage quality, and forage storage is dealt with in this succinct volume. Covering topics of economic importance and, therefore, of importance to many in agriculture, agronomy, animal science, and agrobusiness, the book is a reference tool that should be a part of many libraries, both public and institutional.About the Author:
Rodney Dwain Horrocks, Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah, U.S.A.
John F. Valentine, Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah, U.S.A.
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Book Description Academic Press. Paperback. Book Condition: Brand New. 452 pages. 9.00x6.00x1.02 inches. In Stock. Bookseller Inventory # zk0123911672
Book Description Academic Press, 1999. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 123911672