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Legumes in cropping systems.

Book cover for Legumes in cropping systems.


This book is a contribution to the debate and knowledge for the rebalancing of farming and food using legumes. The main aim is to help people who are involved in developing cropping systems: the decision makers of today and today's students who are the decision makers of tomorrow. It is aimed at all relevant decision makers: farmers, professionals who support innovation in farming, and the policy community in its widest sense. It contains 13 chapters describing various aspects of the use of legumes (including grain and feed legumes) in European cropping systems. Each chapter provides deep insight into the relevant literature to support understanding rather than a comprehensive academic review. The aim is to empower the reader with insights and understanding of the underlying processes that influence cropping system development.


Book Chapters

Chapter: 1 (Page no: 1) Introduction - perspectives on legume production and use in European agriculture. Author(s): Watson, C. A. Stoddard, F. L.
Chapter: 2 (Page no: 18) The role of legumes in bringing protein to the table. Author(s): Murphy-Bokern, D. Peeters, A. Westhoek, H.
Chapter: 3 (Page no: 37) Nitrogen and phosphorus losses from legume-supported cropping. Author(s): Williams, M. Pappa, V. A. Rees, R.
Chapter: 4 (Page no: 55) Legume crops and biodiversity. Author(s): Everwand, G. Cass, S. Dauber, J. Williams, M. Stout, J.
Chapter: 5 (Page no: 70) Grain legumes: an overview. Author(s): Stoddard, F. L.
Chapter: 6 (Page no: 88) Lupins in European cropping systems. Author(s): Gresta, F. Wink, M. Prins, U. Abberton, M. Capraro, J. Scarafoni, A. Hill, G.
Chapter: 7 (Page no: 109) Developing soy production in central and northern Europe. Author(s): Fogelberg, F. Recknagel, J.
Chapter: 8 (Page no: 125) Legume-based green manure crops. Author(s): Baddeley, J. A. Pappa, V. A. Pristeri, A. Bergkvist, G. Monti, M. Reckling, M. Schläfke, N. Watson, C. A.
Chapter: 9 (Page no: 139) White clover supported pasture-based systems in north-west Europe. Author(s): Humphreys, J. Phelan, P. Li DeJun Burchill, W. Eriksen, J. Casey, I. Enríquez-Hidalgo, D. Søegaard, K.
Chapter: 10 (Page no: 157) Red clover in cropping systems. Author(s): Frankow-Lindberg, B.
Chapter: 11 (Page no: 168) Lucerne (alfalfa) in European cropping systems. Author(s): Julier, B. Gastal, F. Louarn, G. Badenhausser, I. Annicchiarico, P. Crocq, G. Chatelier, D. le Guillemot, E. Emile, J. C.
Chapter: 12 (Page no: 193) Mixtures of legumes for forage production. Author(s): Ćupina, B. Mikić, A. Krstić, Ð. Vujić, S. Zorić, L. Ðorđević, V. Erić, P.
Chapter: 13 (Page no: 209) Introducing legumes into European cropping systems: farm-level economic effects. Author(s): Preissel, S. Reckling, M. Bachinger, J. Zander, P.
Chapter: 14 (Page no: 226) Optimizing legume cropping: the policy questions. Author(s): Kuhlman, T. Helming, J. Linderhof, V.
Chapter: 15 (Page no: 244) Developing legume cropping: looking forward. Author(s): Murphy-Bokern, D.

Book details

  • Author Affiliation
  • Kroge-Ehrendorf, Lohne, Germany.
  • Year of Publication
  • 2017
  • ISBN
  • 9781780644981
  • Record Number
  • 20173152105