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Horse Pasture Management.

Author: Paul H Sharpe
Publisher: San Diego : Elsevier Science & Technology, 2018.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Sharpe, Paul H.
Horse Pasture Management.
San Diego : Elsevier Science & Technology, ©2018
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Paul H Sharpe
ISBN: 9780128129203 0128129204
OCLC Number: 1076240350
Notes: CELL WALL CONTENT CHANGES WITH SEASON AND PLANT TYPE.
Description: 1 online resource (444 pages)
Contents: Front Cover; Horse Pasture Management; Horse Pasture Management; Copyright; Dedication; Contents; Contributors; Biography; Preface; Acknowledgements; 1 --
Forage Plant Structure, Function, Nutrition, and Growth; STRUCTURE AND PHYSIOLOGY OF PASTURE GRASSES AND LEGUMES; Plant Organic Compounds; Carbohydrates (Carbon-Containing Compounds: Either Structural or Nonstructural); Lignin; Nitrogenous Compounds; The Cell: The Most Basic Structural Unit of Plant Organization; Organs; The Leaf Is the Principle Photosynthetic Organ; Stem: Supports and Connects Other Organs With the Root. Buds: Embryonic Stem, Leaf, Root, or Flower TissueRoots: Below Ground Portion of Plant; How Grasses Develop; Establishment; Growth Following Establishment; How Legumes Develop; Pasture Plant Growth; Terminology; REVIEW QUESTIONS; REFERENCE; 2 --
Identification of Temperate Pasture Grasses and Legumes; INTRODUCTION; GRASSES; Seedlings; Sod Versus Bunch Grasses; Glossary; Is It a Grass?; The Grass Whorl; Ryegrasses; Tall and Meadow Fescue; Orchardgrass; Timothy; Kentucky Bluegrass; Reed Canarygrass; Smooth Bromegrass; Quackgrass; Legumes; Glossary; Alfalfa; Growth Habit; Alsike Clover. Birdsfoot TrefoilCrown Vetch; Hairy Vetch; Kura Clover; Red Clover; White Clover; REVIEW QUESTIONS; REFERENCE; 3 --
Nutritional Value of Pasture Plants for Horses; INTRODUCTION; CARBOHYDRATES; Diversity in Carbohydrates; Structural Versus Nonstructural Carbohydrates; What About Fructans?; LIPIDS; Fatty Acids of Special Interest; Vitamin A; Vitamin D; Vitamin E; Vitamin K; PROTEINS; WATER-SOLUBLE VITAMINS; IMPORTANT MINERALS; NUTRIENT ANALYSIS OF FEEDS; DIGESTIBILITY OF FEEDS; Link Between Digestibility and Energy Evaluation of Feeds; USEFUL ENERGY TERMINOLOGY; CHEMICAL ANALYSIS OF PLANTS. Uses and Relative Advantages of NDF and ADF MeasurementsFurther Uses of ADF and NDF; Alternative Methods of Analysis of Forage Components; Factors Influencing Forage Dry Matter Intake; CONCENTRATIONS OF NUTRIENTS IN TYPICAL PASTURE PLANTS; DIGESTION OF PLANT NUTRIENTS BY HORSES; Carbohydrate Digestion in the Stomach and Small Intestine; Carbohydrate Digestion in the Cecum and Colon; Fat Digestion; Nitrogen Digestion; NUTRIENT REQUIREMENTS OF HORSES; FEED INTAKE; REVIEW QUESTIONS; REFERENCES; 4 --
Soils for Horse Pasture Management; INTRODUCTION; WHAT IS SOIL?; COMPOSITION OF MINERAL SOILS. ORGANIC MATTER AND SOIL HUMUSAGGREGATION; NATURE OF SOIL PORE SPACE; SOIL WATER; PLANT AVAILABLE WATER; WATER DRAINAGE; SOIL AERATION; SOIL CHEMISTRY; SOIL ACIDITY AND ALKALINITY; SOIL FERTILITY; SOIL BIOLOGY; SECRETS TO SOIL MANAGEMENT FOR SUSTAINABLE PASTURE PRODUCTION; REVIEW QUESTIONS:; 5 --
Introduction to Pasture Ecology; OPTIMAL ENVIRONMENT VERSUS LIMITING FACTORS; PLANTS; RESPIRATION; LIGHT INTERCEPTION: CANOPY HEIGHT AND TIME OF YEAR; ENERGY RESERVES CYCLE WITH GROWTH; GROWTH UNDER ROTATIONAL GRAZING; ROOT GROWTH; GROWTH HAS TWO PHASES; GROWING POINTS.

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