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Sustainable Winter Fodder : Production, Challenges, and Prospects, EPUB eBook

Sustainable Winter Fodder : Production, Challenges, and Prospects EPUB

Edited by Imran ul Haq, Siddra Ijaz


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Forage crops are an essential component of livestock's diet. Production and availability of sufficiently good quality forage under diverse ecological dynamics are fundamental to develop an efficient and productive livestock industry.

Growers worldwide, especially in developing and underdeveloped countries, face significant challenges in producing sufficient winter fodder. The livestock population is increasing at high rates, and its feed requirement is increasing accordingly. Fodder crops are the leading and cheapest source of feed for livestock; however, the shortage of fodder production is the primary limiting factor for livestock production. This book features an extensive overview of literature providing information on winter fodders used in livestock management.

Key features

  • Discusses breeding strategies of winter fodders through conventional approaches and biotechnology.
  • Highlights production, agronomy, and bioecology of winter fodder crops.
  • Provides comprehensive information on the ecological dynamics of winter fodders.
  • Describes the use of precision agriculture for mitigating the effect of climate change on winter fodders.
  • Relays challenges of winter fodder crops on account of microbes, toxins, pests, and diseases.

This book is written for researchers and practitioners in agronomy, biotechnology, bioecology and is a comprehensive guide for improving winter fodder production.