Synopses & Reviews
A definitive work illustrating how forages can sustain tropical cropping systems and be used to combat environmental problems of deterioration of soils and declining crop yields that are associated with monocropping. It is the only book to cover the management of tropical plant-soil-animal systems in one volume.
Table of Contents
Introduction; Part 1 - Objectives of Crop-Pasture-Animal Interactions: The maintenance of soil fertility I. Nitrogen and organic matter; The maintenance of soil fertility II. soil structure and erosion; Efficiency of resource use; Crop protection systems; Outputs from animal production in farming systems. Part 2 - Management of crop-pasture systemss: Tree crops with pastures; Shrub legumes with annual crops; Pastures with annual crops; Annual crops with forage crops; Conclusions; References; Index of scientific names; Subject index.