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Title Tropical forage legumes : harnessing the potential of Desmanthus and other genera for heavy clay soils / edited by John R. Lazier, Nazeer Ahmad
Published Boston, MA : CABI, [2016]
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Contents Providing Pasture and Ley Legumes for Use on Clay Soils in Tropical and Subtropical Environments / R.L. Burt, J.R. Lazier and N. Ahmad -- The Collection and Initial Evaluation of a Wide Range of Pasture Legumes From Mexico, Belize and Guatemala : Implications for Genetic Resource Development for Tropical Countries / J.R. Lazier and R.L. Burt -- Developing and Utilizing Genetic Resource Collections : An Example From the Tropical Leguminous Genus Stylosanthes / R.L. Burt -- Desmanthus, a Tropical and Subtropical Forage Legume : Developing Germplasm Resources for More Subtropical and High Altitude Environments / R.L. Burt and J.R. Lazier -- A Numerical Analysis of Variation Patterns in the Genus Desmanthus : An Exploratory Study / R.L. Burt and J.R. Lazier -- Searching for Pasture Legumes for Heavy Clay Soils in the Australian Dry Tropics and Subtropics : I. Initial Literature Reviews, Data Analysis and Choice of Material for Test / R.L. Burt and J.R. Lazier -- Searching for Pasture Legumes for Heavy Clay Soils in the Australian Dry Tropics and Subtropics : II. Ancillary Floristic, Climatic and Edaphic Studies / R.L. Burt and N. Ahmad -- Searching for Pasture Legumes for Heavy Clay Soils in the Australian Dry Tropics and Subtropics : III. The Initial Evaluation of Introduced Material / R.L. Burt -- Searching for Pasture Legumes for Heavy Clay Soils in the Australian Dry Tropics and Subtropics : IV. Evaluation in Western Queensland / R.L. Burt -- Recent Development and Commercial Adoption of Legumes for Heavy Clay Soils in Queensland / K.G. Cox -- Developing and Commercializing New Pasture Legumes for Clay Soils in the Semi-arid Rangelands of Northern Australia : The New Desmanthus Cultivars JCU 1-5 and the Progardes Story / C.P. Gardiner -- The Cattle Industry of Belize : A Brief History of Research and Development to the Mid-1970s / J.R. Lazier -- Botanical Composition and Nutritive Value of Selected Native Pastures in Belize / J.R. Lazier -- Single Plant Trials of Potential Forage Legumes for Belizean Pastures on Clay Soils of the Upper Belize River and the Lowland Pine Ridge / J.R. Lazier -- Forage Legume Adaptation Strip Trials in Belize / J.R. Lazier -- Initial Screening for Persistence and Productivity of 20 Promising Native and Exotic Pasture Legume Species in Two Productive Contrasting Forage Grasses in Belize / J.R. Lazier -- Productivity of 16 Forage Legumes Under Cutting in Belize on Contrasting Soils : a High Alluvial Terrace and A Lowland Pine Savanna I. Dry Matter Yields / J.R. Lazier -- Productivity of 16 Forage Legumes in Mixed Swards Under Cutting in Belize on Contrasting Soils : a High Alluvial Terrace and A Lowland Pine Savanna II. Nutrient Levels and Feeding Value / J.R. Lazier -- A Summary of the Results of the IDRC-UWI/Belize Forage Legume Adaptation and Productivity Trials, 1973-1977 / J.R. Lazier
Summary This publication presents the results of the collaborative research, commencing with a report on the collection of a broad range of genetic material of fodder potential in Belize, the Yucatan and Guatemala, the initial evaluation of some of this material in Belize and a brief review of the impact of the collection on forage development over the past 30 years (Chapter 2); in fact this germplasm collection stimulated much of the work reported in this volume. An analysis of the value and potential of Stylosanthes genetic material adapted to heavy clay soils follows. This study mainly focuses on S. hamata and its relatives, and is based in part on collections made concurrently in the Caribbean islands and South America as part of the collaborative programme (Chapter 3). The Belize collections of Desmanthus species stimulated interest in the genus and based on those collections and others made later by other collectors, studies were undertaken on the potential of the genus generally, and specifically for its potential for development for heavy clay soils (Chapters 4 and 5). Chapters 6 through 9 report on the steps undertaken to select and test germplasm for adaptation for the heavy clay soils of the dry Australian tropics and subtropics where Desmanthus species were the most successful of those tested. The variation within the genus as related to its distribution and its adaptation to Australian environments is discussed. Chapter 10 provides recent advances in the development of forages for heavy clay soils in Australia. The final series of chapters (11 through 19) describes the Belizean environments for which forage germplasm was being selected and the testing of the regionally collected legume accessions for their adaptation to, and suitability for, pastures on clay soils in a range of environments compared to exotic material
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Forage plants.
Legumes.
Clay soils.
Fodder legumes.
Forage plants.
Germplasm.
Introduced species.
Legumes.
Plant genetic resources.
Soil types.
Subtropics.
Tropics.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Form Electronic book
Author Ahmad, N. (Nazeer), 1932- editor.
Lazier, John R., 1941- editor.
LC no. 2016005979
ISBN 1780646291
1780648774
9781780646299
9781780648774