COOL FORAGES - Advanced management of temperate forages 2013

Brochure and Table of Contents

PREFACE The perceived 'greeness' and sustainability of forages is not without merit.  More than any other crop, forages are protective of the environment, thanks to massive root systems, long periods of growth and year-round ground cover.  Forages shield the soil against salinization and degradation by erosion and subsidence.  In fact forages, more than any other crop ... read more.

     1  Ecosystem Services from Forages -  A.J. Franzluebbers
     2  Opportunities and Challenges in Growing Perennial Forage in
         Important Wildlife Areas - M. Merkens and D. Bradbeer
     3  Crop Cover Strategies for Annual and Perennial Forages - Y. Lawley
    4   Growing Perennial Forages for Biomass - M.A. Sanderson and I. Cannayen


5  How Grasses Grow - S. Bittman
6  How Grasses Repond to Drought - A Model - S. Bittman and D. Hunt
7  Endophytes - Good and Bad - C.P. West
8  Foraging Nematodes - Hidden Enemies of Forage Production - T. Forage


9    Biodiversity in Forage Stands - M.A. Sanderson, S. Goslee and K. Soder
10  Grass-legume Mixtures: A Valuable Resource for Grassland Based Milk Production - B. Reidy and P. Thomet
11  Pasture Naturalization - Y.A. Papadopoulos, J. Duynisveld, M.S. McElroy, S.A.E. Fillmore and A. Fredeen
12  Intra-Specific Competition and Self-Thinning in Orchardgrass - S. Bittman and D. Hunt
13  Shifts in Pasture Communities Due to Nutrient Imbalances in the Aspen Parkland - S. Bittman, D. Hunt, D. McCartney, J. Waddington and W. Nuttall
14  The Value of Pasture Weeds - S. Bittman, D. McCartney, D. Hunt and J. Waddington


15  Breeding for Increased Forage Quality - M.D. Casler
16  Increasing Winter Hardiness in Alfalfa - A. Bertrand and Y. Castonguay
17  Persistence of Alfalfa Genotypes in Mixed Stands - S. Bittman, D. McCartney and D. Hunt
18  Benefits and Risks of Adapting Genetically-Engineered Crops:  The Roundup Ready Alfalfa Story - D.H. Putnam and S.B. Orloff
19  Creating Dedicated Bioenergy Crops - M.D. Casler


20  Benefits of Perennial Forages in Rotations - B. Jokela and M. Russelle
21  Nutrient Losses from Forage Stands in the Non-Growing Season - M. Chantigny, M. Maljanen, P. Virkajarvi and M. Oquist
22  Real-time Simulation Models - A Novel Tool for Farm Nitrogen Management - D. Hunt, S. Bittman and R. Fretwell
23  Managing Phosphorus - C.G. Kowalenko
24  Sulphur Deficiency Uncovered:  British Columbia Experience - C.G. Kowalenko
25  How to Improve Nutrient Efficiency of Whole Dairy Farms - S. Bittman, D. Hunt, M.L. Swift, M. Casler, D. Undersander and Y. Papadopoulos


26  Slurry Application on Grass - S.T.J. Lalor
27  Developing a Shallow Injection Tine for Slurry Application Into Grasslands - L. Rodhe
28  Manure Analysis:  A Strategy for Improved Nutrient Management and Sustainable Crop Production - K.A. Smith and D.R. Chadwick
29  Can Slurry Manure Replace Commercial Fertilizer? - D. Hunt, S. Bittman and C.G. Kowalenko
30  Grass Height Affects Emission of Ammonia from Applied Broiler Manure - S. Bittman, D. Hunt, A.K. Lau and C.G. Kowalenko
31  Aerating Grassland Prior to Manure Application Reduces Runoff and Nutrient Loads - D. Hunt, S. Bittman, C.G. Kowalenko and L.J.P. van Vliet
32  Long Term Effects of Manure - D. Hunt, S. Bittman, C.G. Kowalenko, T. Forge, C. Grant, E. Gawalko and D. Raworth
32b Notes from the Underground - D. Raworth and T. Forge
33  Manure on Alfalfa - M. Russelle and B. Jokela
34  Is Manure Application on Alfalfa a Good Idea? Ontario Experience - B. Ball and C. Brown
35  Manure Concerns - Pathogens, Antibiotics, and Other Chemicals - M. Russelle
36  Fertilizing Grass with Municipal Biosolids - D.M. Sullivan


37  Best Tools for Predicting Forage Harvest Timing to Optimize Yield and Nutritive Value - R.M. Sulc
38  About Tillers, Maturity and Forage Quality - S. Bittman, D. Hunt and M.L. Swift
39  The Conundrum of Forage Fiber in Dairy Rations - P.H. Robinson
40  Forages for Coes in the Transition Period - G.F. Tremblay, G. Belanger, S. Pelletier, E. Charbonneau, M. Oba, D. Pellerin and G. Allard
41  Lower DCAD Values in a Tall Fescue Variety Selected for Low Grass Tetany - D. Hunt, S. Bittman and M.L. Swift
42  Taking Advantage of Diurnal Shifts in the Nutritive Value of Forages - R. Berthiaume, G.F. Tremblay, G. Belanger, C. Lafreniere, A. Bertrand, Y. Castonguay, R. Michaud and G. Allard
43  Increasing Non-Structural Carbohydrates in Forages - G. Belanger, G.F. Tremblay, R. Berthiaume, A. Bertrand, Y. Castonguay, R. Michaud and G. Allard
44  Pasture Bloat in Ruminants:  Cause, Occurrence and Mitigation Strategies - T.A. McAllister, Y. Wang, W. Majak and S. Acharya
45  Extending the Grazing Season: Swath Grazing by Beef Cows - D. McCartney and V. Baron
46  Extending the Grazing Season: Stockpile Grazing of Perennial Forages - D. McCartney and V. Baron
47  Stockpiling Tall Fescue for Winter Grazing by Beef Cows in Interior BC - D. Thompson and D. Veira
48  Non-confined Winter Feeding in Frozen Regions: Benefits and Risks - K. Ominski, G. Donohoe and D. Flaten
49  Reducing Greenhouse Gases from Ruminants on Perennial Pastures - A. Iwaasa and R. Lemke
50  High Forage Diets Improve Quality of Beef for Consumers - P. Mir



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Written by Progressive Forage Grower Editor Lynn Jaynes

I’ve always admired the coffee-table books with gorgeous photography and interesting insights.

Although such books have frequently caught my eye over the years, my interest was short-lived when I realized I would have to look at that book every day for the next 10 years. I just didn’t think the subject matter would be interesting for that long, so I never acquired one – until now.

 "Cool Forages: Advanced Management of Temperate Forages," a collection of informational articles written by forage specialists throughout North America and edited by Shabtai Bittman and Derek Hunt, is that book.

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