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Grasses as Food and Feed

Edited by Zerihun Tadele

University of Bern, Switzerland

The grass or Poaceae family includes all cereal crops and forage grasses. Hence, they play a significant role in the economy of both the developed and developing world. Similar to other crop types, grasses are continuously challenged by a variety of environmental constraints. These constraints include a variety of biotic and abiotic stresses, and an enabling environment, which mainly refers to policy-related issues that affect productivity. In this book, the importance of selected cereal crops and grasses as well as associated constraints are presented. In addition, techniques proven to improve the productivity of these groups of crops are discussed. The techniques include variety development, soil and crop management practices, and biological control of fungal pathogens using different types of bacterial strains.

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Grasses as Food and FeedEdited by Zerihun Tadele

Published: December 12th 2018

DOI: 10.5772/intechopen.73063

ISBN: 978-1-78984-799-4

Print ISBN: 978-1-78984-798-7

eBook (PDF) ISBN: 978-1-83881-712-1

Copyright year: 2018

Books open for chapter submissions

9371 Total Chapter Downloads

15 Crossref Citations

11 Web of Science Citations

32 Dimensions Citations


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1. New Genotypes of Long and Thin Grain Rice and Technology for Production in Mexico: Michoacán State as an Example

By Juan Carlos Álvarez-Hernández, Luis Mario Tapia-Vargas and Anselmo Hernández-Perez


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2. Economic Analysis of the Barley Market and Related Uses

By Caterina Tricase, Vera Amicarelli, Emilia Lamonaca and Roberto Leonardo Rana


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3. Management Practices and Bioproductivity in Grassland of Dry Areas

By Luis G. Yáñez-Chávez, Aurelio Pedroza-Sandoval, Ignacio Sánchez-Cohen, Miguel A. Velásquez-Valle and Ricardo Trejo-Calzada


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4. Grasses in Arid and Semi-Arid Lands: The Multi-Benefits of the Indigenous Grasses

By Suzan Shahin and Mohammed Salem


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5. Potential for Use of a Perennial C3 Grass in a Warm-Temperate Region with Pastures Dominated by C4 Grasses

By Montgomery W. Alison, William D. Pitman, Glen E. Aiken and Kun-Jun Han


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6. Protein Supplementation Is Vital for Beef Cattle Fed with Tropical Pasture

By Leilson R. Bezerra, Raimundo R. Ferreira, Ricardo L. Edvan, Severino G. Neto, Alex L. da Silva and Marcos J. de Araújo


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7. Planting Geometry and Herbicides for Weed Control in Rice: Implications and Challenges

By Umair Ashraf, Saddam Hussain, Alam Sher, Muhammad Abrar, Imran Khan and Shakeel A. Anjum


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8. Roots of Perennial Grasses in the Recovery of Soils Degraded by Coal Mining in Southern Brazil

By Lizete Stumpf, Otávio dos Anjos Leal, Eloy Antonio Pauletto and Luiz Fernando Spinelli Pinto


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9. Presowing with Bacteria Improved the Productivity and Resistance to Fungal Root Pathogen in Wheat and Barley

By Natalia Tereshchenko, Elena Akimova, Oksana Minaeva, Alexandra Kravets and Tatyana Zyubanova


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