Drought Physiology of Forage Crops

Authored by: M. Anowarul Islam , Augustine K. Obour

Handbook of Plant and Crop Physiology

Print publication date:  March  2014
Online publication date:  March  2014

Print ISBN: 9781466553286
eBook ISBN: 9781466553293
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Drought stress is one of the most important constraints on agricultural profitability and sustainability worldwide. Crops with high-use efficiency of limiting resources including water are critical to producer success. Forage crops can produce high net biomass per unit area with minimum inputs because of their low requirements of fertilizers, herbicides, and land preparation (Islam et al., 2011). Forages allow producers to harvest important commodities, like fiber and animal feed, and even biomass for biofuel, from marginal lands that would otherwise be incapable of high productivity.

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