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Cover for Protein digestion.

In this chapter the characteristics of the main protein sources included in rabbit diets, protein digestion in young rabbits, nitrogen metabolism in the caecum of rabbits, soft faeces and its relation to protein digestibility, amino acid balance, and faecal digestibility in rabbits are discussed.

Author(s)
Villamide, M. J.; Nicodemus, N.; Fraga, M. J.; Carabaño, R.
ISBN
2020 CAB International (H ISBN 9781789241273)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Fibre digestion.

This chapter initially considers the definition and structure of the different classes of fibre and of cell wall constituents, followed by a description of some analytical methods employed for animal or human feeds. Second, the effects of fibre on rabbit digestion are described.

Author(s)
Gidenne, T.; Carabaño, R.; Abad-Guamán, R.; García, J.; Blas, C. de
ISBN
2020 CAB International (H ISBN 9781789241273)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Elements of poultry nutrition.

This chapter discussed the five components in poultry diet namely: energy, protein, minerals, vitamins and water. Highlights focused on the effect of nutrient shortage or imbalance in relation to other nutrients on the performance of the animals particularly on production of eggs and meat.

Author(s)
Blair, R.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786392985)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Legume-based green manure crops.

Legume-based green manures (LGMs) are crops that are grown with the specific purpose of improving soil quality and consequently the long-term productivity of crops. Although the traditional focus has been on the supply of nitrogen (N) to the system, they have a wide range of potential benefits that ...

Author(s)
Baddeley, J. A.; Pappa, V. A.; Pristeri, A.; Bergkvist, G.; Monti, M.; Reckling, M.; Schläfke, N.; Watson, C. A.
ISBN
2017 CABI (H ISBN 9781780644981)
Type
Book chapter
Full TextCABI Book Chapter InfoOpen Access
Cover for Lucerne (alfalfa) in European cropping systems.

This chapter reviews knowledge on the agronomy, genetics, feeding value and harvesting methods used for lucerne (alfalfa; Medicago sativa), which is the temperate climate legume species with the highest protein yield. It has agronomic advantages (high forage production, adequate persistency and...

Author(s)
Julier, B.; Gastal, F.; Louarn, G.; Badenhausser, I.; Annicchiarico, P.; Crocq, G.; Chatelier, D. le; Guillemot, E.; Emile, J. C.
ISBN
2017 CABI (H ISBN 9781780644981)
Type
Book chapter
Full TextCABI Book Chapter InfoOpen Access
Cover for Mixtures of legumes for forage production.

In Europe, legumes are mostly grown as single species or in mixtures with cereals or grasses. As an alternative cropping strategy, mixtures of legumes for forage have been developed in Serbia. This novel approach can be applied in many other temperate regions of Europe. This chapter provides an...

Author(s)
Ćupina, B.; Mikić, A.; Krstić, Ð.; Vujić, S.; Zorić, L.; Ðorđević, V.; Erić, P.
ISBN
2017 CABI (H ISBN 9781780644981)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Nutrient deficiencies in fodder crops: Lucerne or alfalfa (<i xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">Medicago sativa</i> Linn.).

This paper discusses nitrogen deficiency in lucerne or alfalfa (Medicago sativa). The paper enumerates the symptoms and developmental stages of nitrogen deficiency, as well as the soil conditions that are more likely to be deficient in nitrogen. Finally, the paper presents the integrated nutrient...

Author(s)
Kumar, P.; Sharma, M. K.
ISBN
2013 CABI (H ISBN 9781780642789)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Info
Cover for Nutrient deficiencies of field crops: guide to diagnosis and management.

This book presents guidelines on the identification of macronutrient and micronutrient deficiency symptoms in cereal crops (maize, rice, sorghum, pearl millet, wheat and barley), pulse crops (pigeon pea, green gram, black gram, cowpea, cluster bean, chickpea, Phaseolus vulgaris, lentil and pea),...

Author(s)
Kumar, P.; Sharma, M. K.
ISBN
2013 CABI (H ISBN 9781780642789)
Type
Book
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Polyploidy.

This chapter describes polyploidy and discusses the potential of polyploidization in the improvement of food legumes, with emphasis on groundnut, lucerne and soyabean. Information on the mechanism of gene duplication as well as genome restructuring and diploidization (rearrangement within genome)...

Author(s)
Safari, S.; Schlueter, J. A.
ISBN
2011 CABI (H ISBN 9781845937669)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for <i xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">Leguminosae</i> - temperate and tropical forage legumes.

This chapter documents the origins and cultivar types, crop establishment and management, harvesting, roguing, seed production, processing and storage, as well as pathogens and pests of temperate and tropical forage legumes. The clover species suitable for temperate regions include: Trifolium...

Author(s)
George, R. A. T.
ISBN
2011 CABI (H ISBN 9781845938192)
Type
Book chapter

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