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Special Issue "Forage Plant Ecophysiology"
A special issue of Agriculture (ISSN 2077-0472).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 April 2015).
A printed edition of this Special Issue is available here.
Forage plant ecophysiology has been described, perhaps mischievously, as the selective application of useful information from pure plant physiology research to provide human benefit through improved agricultural output. While intending authors should take notice from this comment that the intention of this project is to create a volume that future researchers will find user friendly and want to consult, the editorial team will also look to produce a volume rich in scientific quality. It is hoped to secure contributions that provide a broad geographic representation and a snapshot of present knowledge and research on a range of forage species in use around the world.
This Special Issue would welcome contributions of both reviews and original research. We hope that contributions will be secured from Europe, North and South America, the Indian sub-continent and Asia. Ideally the contributions will cover major forages in use around the world including C3 grasses, C4 grasses, lucerne/alfalfa, cereal or pulse crops used for forage, and specialist forages such as chicory and plantain.
Dr. Cory Matthew
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- Defoliation (grazing, cutting)
- Herbage accumulation
- Animal feeding value
- Plant secondary metabolites
- Leaf area index (LAI)
- Roots (root mass, root:shoot ratio, root depth)
- Nutrition (N, P)
- Abiotic stress,
- Water deficit,
- Salt tolerance
- Insect resistance,
- Fungal endophyte,(Neotyphodium / Epichloë)
- C3 grasses
- C4 grasses
- Alfalfa / Lucerne
- Plantain (Plantago lanceolata L)
- Chicory (Cichorium intybus L)