Submitted to: American Society of Agronomy Monograph Series
Publication Type: Book / Chapter
Publication Acceptance Date: 8/28/1995
Publication Date: N/A
Interpretive Summary: A trilateral workshop (Australia, New Zealand, United States) was held April 10-13, 1995, at Mississippi State University to review and discuss diseases of forage/pasture crops. Summaries were presented by forage specialists from each country on the current species used in cropping systems, major diseases, disease loss estimates, and a prospectus and concern for future needs in forage/pasture research. This chapter is part of a book to be published by the American Association of Agronomy. The chapter reviews current literature that will be useful to research and extension persons in the public and private sector involved in improvement of sustainable forage/pasture systems and turf grass research and extension. Special efforts have been made to include references to accurate disease loss estimates and projecting short- and long-term needs in pasture/forage crops research. The chapter is divided into sections so crops and diseases in the U.S. are presented on a regional basis due to geographical uniqueness of the region, the adapted forage/pasture host, and the environmental influence on diseases.
Technical Abstract: This is a book chapter--technical abstract not applicable.