Forage tree legumes in tropical agriculture

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  • Legumes -- Tropics.,
  • Forage plants -- Tropics.,
  • Legume industry -- Tropics.

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Tree legumes serve a multitude of purposes in agriculture and forestry, including forage for animal production, fuelwood and timber production, soil conservation and fertility improvement. Their role and potential is being increasingly recognized for both intensive and extensive agroforestry systems, particularly in humid and semiarid regions of the tropics. This book provides an introduction to forage tree legumes for advanced students of crop science, animal nutrition and forestry. It describes the main genera and species concerned, including Leucaena, Sesbania, Calliandra, Acacia, Prosopis and many others. Chapters on the production and management of tree legumes are followed by a number looking at animal production, including topics such as nutritive value and antinutritive factors. Most of these issues are applicable worldwide, but the book also includes a number of case studies of the use of tree legumes in Queensland and Southeast Asia.

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Includes bibliographical references and index.

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Statementedited by Ross C. Gutteridge and H. Max Shelton.
ContributionsGutterridge, Ross C., Shelton, H. Max.
The Physical Object
Paginationxv, 389 p. :
Number of Pages389
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL18040720M
ISBN 100851988687
LC Control Number94019579

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LEGUMES AND THEIR USE - University of Hawaii. Tree legumes serve a multitude of purposes in agriculture and forestry, including forage for animal production, fuel wood and timber production, soil conservation and fertility improvement.

Their role and potential is being increasingly recognized for both intensive and extensive agroforestry systems, particularly in humid and semiarid regions of the : R. Gutteridge. Tree legumes serve a multitude of purposes in agriculture and forestry, including forage for animal production, fuelwood and timber production, soil conservation and fertility improvement.

Their role and potential is being increasingly recognized for both intensive and extensive agroforestry systems, particularly in humid and semiarid regions Forage tree legumes in tropical agriculture book the tropics. This book provides an introduction to forage tree legumes for advanced students of crop science, animal nutrition and forestry.

It arose as a compilation and expansion of material presented at international training courses held at the University of Queensland in andentitled 'Fodder tree legumes - multipurpose species for agriculture'.

Forage Tree Legumes in Tropical Agriculture Table of Contents Edited by Ross C. Gutteridge and H. Max Shelton Department of Agriculture The University of Queensland QueenslandAustralia. Covering over four decades of international research, Tropical Forage Legumes: Includes a detailed analysis of the forage germplasm available which is adapted to heavy clay soils Covers the adaptation of a wide range of forages on Australian clay soils, and the evaluation of successful native and exotic forage legume species.

Tree legumes serve a multitude of purposes in agriculture and forestry, including forage for animal production, fuel wood and timber production, soil conservation and fertility improvement.

Their role and potential is being increasingly recognized for both intensive and extensive agroforestry systems, particularly in humid and semiarid regions of the tropics. The use of tree legumes in tropical farming systems dates back to the beginning of domestic agriculture.

They were traditionally used for a variety of purposes, including food, fuelwood. Book chapter: Forage tree legumes in tropical agriculture. pp ref Abstract: An account is given of Leucaena leucocephala leucaena leucocephala Subject Category: Organism.

The book therefore provides a comprehensive coverage of the latest information on the major tropical forage tree legume species, and their evaluation and utilisation in sustainable agricultural.

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 5/5(1).

Tropical forage legumes Issue 2 of FAO plant production and protection series Volume 2 of Food and Agriculture Organization: FAO plant production and protection series: Author: P.

Skerman: Editor: Fernando Riveros: Edition: illustrated: Publisher: Food and Agriculture. Carter, In: Gutteridge, R. C.; Shelton, H. (Eds). Forage Tree Legumes in Tropical Agriculture.

– CAB International, Wallingford, UK. Forage tree legumes in tropical agriculture This book provides a comprehensive coverage of the major tropical forage tree legume species, and their evaluation and utilisation in sustainable agricultural.

This publication, directed to technicians and farmers, is a tool for the selection of tropical forage species in different soil and climatic conditions. Five sections outlining the key features of 66 species of grasses and legumes.

Katunga et al. show that Leucaena diversifolia ILRI and Leucaena leucocephala had the highest yield in the rainy season on fertile soil; during dry season, Leucaena diversifolia ILRI was poor soil, Flemingia macrophylla CIAT performed best in both seasons, however, its forage quality was relatively low.

Forage tree and shrub legumes. Legume trees and other fodder trees as protein sources for livestock. Fodder trees and shrubs inrange and farming systemsin tropical humid Africa. by O.B. Smith. INTRODUCTION. In many developing. Legumes and cereals are the two most important flowering plants used in agriculture.

Legumes are useful as human and animal food, as wood, and as soil-improving components of agricultural and agroforestry systems. This module summarizes the history of legumes and the discovery of their role in the legume. This chapter consolidates information on diseases of the most important tree legumes used for forage.

Emphasis is given to foliage diseases which may directly reduce forage production and quality. This article focuses on legumes, which are nitrogen fixers of particular importance in agriculture. Specifically, tree legumes (nitrogen fixing trees, hereafter called NFTs) are especially valuable in.

Leucaena: Promising Forage and Tree Crop for the Tropics Paperback – August 1 This report examines Leucaena leucocephala, a versatile legume whose full potential is untapped. A "new" crop plant for tropical and sub-tropical Author: Philippine Council for Agriculture and R, United States National Academy of Scienc.

Nutritive values and chemical composition of seven tropical legume and leucaena grown in sub-tropical south-eastern Queensland. Australian Journal of Experimental Agriculture and Animal Husbandry 7:. African farmers have fed tree foliage to their livestock for centuries, using wild browse or trees that grow naturally on their farms [].New agroforestry systems for feeding livestock have.

The Nutritive Value of Tree Legumes, in: Gutteridge, R.C., Shelton, H.M. (Eds.), Forage Tree Legumes in Tropical Agriculture, CAB International, Wallingford, Oxford, UK, pp. Nelson, G., Keller M. The world-wide interest in forage tree legumes may seem relatively recent probably because publications and promotion of tree legumes have greatly increased over the past years.

In reality, the use of. " Acacia nilotica: a Tree Legume out of Control". In Gutteridge, Ross C.; Shelton, H. Max (eds.). Forage Tree Legumes in Tropical Agriculture.

The Tropical Grassland Society of Australia. ISBN. Major forage legume collections. ICARDA has the largest collection of forage and pasture legumes in the CGIAR w accessions with a focus on medics, clovers and grasspea. CIAT also has a diverse collection of aro accessions of tropical forage legumes.

Livestock contributes enormously in food and nutritional security apart from livelihood security to rural population all over the world. India has the largest number of livestock, representing over 17% of world population.

Availability of forage legumes is essential for better animal health, production and increasing the nutritive value of forage. CSIRO Division of Tropical Animal Production, Private Bag No. 3, Indooroopilly, QldAustralia. Book chapter; Forage tree legumes in tropical agriculture.

; ISBN;. Herbaceous legumes lack woody stems and are grown mainly for fodder or for soil fertility improvement. Forage legumes are sometimes the same species as grain legumes but have been bred for biomass production.

Examples include cow pea which has grain and forage varieties. Other herbaceous legumes species are purely used as forage. Effect of cutting height on nutritional characteristics of three agroforestry tree legume species and their feed supplement value on Chloris gayana Kunth.

African Journal of Agricultural Research, Vol. 13, Issue. 31, p. In Forage tree legumes in tropical agriculture O & B Books. Norton B W Tree legumes as Dietary Supplement for Ruminants. In: Forage Tree Legumes in Tropical Agriculture.

by R.C. Gutteridge and H/M. Shelton. Published by Tropical Grassland. "Gliricidia sepium - a Multipurpose Forage Tree Legume" in Forage Tree Legumes in Tropical Agriculture, Edited by Ross C. Gutteridge and H. Max Shelton. Tropical Grassland Society of Australia.

() Forage Tree Legumes in Tropical Agriculture. CAB International, Wallingford, Oxon, UK. Horne, P.M. and Stür, W.W. () Developing forage technologies with smallholder. With the cassava harvest, legume cover forage is planted between the fuelwood trees, to be grazed later by tropical forest sheep.

Forage and fuelwood legumes increase soil aeration, organic matter. The nutritive value of tree legumes. In R.C. Gutteridge & H.M. Shelton (Eds), Forage tree legumes in tropical agriculture (pp. Wallingford, Oxford: CAB international. Norton BW. The nutritive value of tree legumes.

In: Gutteridge RC, Shelton HM, editors. Forage Tree Legumes in Tropical Agriculture. CABI publishing; UK: pp. – Patra AK, Min B. from book Green Manure/Cover Crop Systems of Smallholder Farmers: Experiences from Tropical and Subtropical Regions (pp) Forage Production Systems for Dairy Production in the Coastal.

In ‘Forage tree legumes in tropical agriculture’. (Eds RC Gutteridge, HM Shelton) pp. – (CAB International: Wallingford, UK) Wilson JR () Shade-stimulated growth and nitrogen uptake by pasture grasses in a subtropical environment.

Australian Journal of Agricultural. Summary. Legumes which are adapted for use as forage plants in association with grasses on the acid problem soils of tropical America are being selected by a network of national agricultural programmes coordinated by the Tropical.

Forage grasses may be annual or perennial, summer-growing or winter-growing, tropical or temperate. In addition to variation among species, there are also large differences in agronomic characteristics (such as yield and digestibility) within species.

Most of forage .The growth of the tree legumes Leucaena leucocephala, Gliricidia sepium, Sesbania sesban, Sesbania grandiflora, Albizia falcataria and Calliandra calothyrsus was evaluated at four sites in Indonesia between and Tree .About this book The purpose of this publication is to provide research information with alternatives for increasing forage production in tropical and subtropical regions which in total land area represents .

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