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Title Fodder crops and amenity grasses / Beat Boller, Ulrich K. Posselt, Fabio Veronesi, editors
Published New York ; London : Springer, [2010]
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Description 1 online resource (xi, 523 pages) : illustrations (some color)
Series Handbook of plant breeding ; v. 5
Handbook of plant breeding ; v. 5
Contents Preface -- Chapter 1: Introduction: The Role of forage crops in multi-functional agriculture -- Chapter 2: Genetic resources -- Chapter 3: Breeding methods in cross-pollinating species -- Chapter 4: Molecular tools and biotechnology -- Chapter 5: Breeding objectives in forages -- Chapter 6: Breeding objectives in amenity grasses -- Chapter 7: Breeding for seed yield -- Chapter 8: Release and distribution of cultivars -- Chapter 9: Future developments and uses -- Crop Specific Chapters -- Chapter 10: Ryegrasses -- Chapter 11: Fescues -- Chapter 12: Festulolium -- Chapter 13: Cocksfoot -- Chapter 14: Timothy -- Chapter 15: Bluegrasses -- Chapter 16: Minor grass species -- Chapter 17: Alfalfa -- Chapter 18: Red clover -- Chapter 19: White clover -- Chapter 20: Minor legume species -- Index
Summary The main role of grasses, clovers and alfalfa in temperate agriculture is to provide forage for ruminant animals but, in the last decades, the importance of amenity grasses increased markedly and, in the near future, new developments in the areas of energy and biomass use can be envisaged. This book covers most of these aspects
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Forage plants -- Breeding.
Grasses -- Breeding.
Clover -- Breeding.
Alfalfa -- Breeding.
Breeding.
Medicago sativa.
Poaceae.
Trifolium.
Form Electronic book
Author Boller, Beat.
Posselt, Ulrich K.
Veronesi, Fabio.
LC no. 2009940383
ISBN 9781441907608
1441907602
(hbk.)
(hbk.)