Harvested Forages - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780123562555, 9780080533315

Harvested Forages

1st Edition

Authors: Rodney Horrocks John Valentine
eBook ISBN: 9780080533315
Hardcover ISBN: 9780123562555
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 2nd June 1999
Page Count: 426
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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.

Key Features

  • Synthesizes and summarizes a vast and widely dispersed literature in animal science
  • Serves as a reference for managers of harvested forages as well as all those involved with the forage production industry


Upper-division college students; researchers, producers and professional consultants in the forage production industry

Table of Contents

Introduction to Harvested Forages
The Role of Harvested Forages
Utilizing Harvested Forages
Forage Quality: The Basics
Marketing Harvested Forages
Forages and Animal Nutrition: The Basics
Feeding Harvested Forages
Anti-Health Factors in Harvested Forages

Growing and Producing Forage Crops
Plant Growth, Development, Longevity
Cultivar Selection
Establishment of Forage Species

Pest Control: Weeds, Insects, Pathogens, and Rodents
Soil Fertility and Forage Production
Water Relations and Irrigation

Harvesting and Storing Forage Crops
Field-Harvesting Hay
Field-Harvesting Silage
Forage-Harvesting Equipment
Processing and Storing Hay
Processing and Storing Silage


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About the Author

Rodney Horrocks

Affiliations and Expertise

Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah, U.S.A.

John Valentine

Affiliations and Expertise

Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah, U.S.A.