High-yielding anthracnose-resistant Stylosanthes for agricultural systems

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Summarises new knowledge about Stylosanthes research and development, which has received attention in recent years.

This publication summarises new knowledge about Stylosanthes research and development, which has received attention in recent years. It attempts to capture published and unpublished information on the anthracnose disease and the development of new germplasm with anthracnose resistance and high yield potential for existing and new production systems.

The book is aimed at active researchers, practitioners, professionals, producers and growers interested in Stylosanthes. It is organised in three separate sections: Section A, ‘Stylosanthes: the versatile tropical legume’ contains review and overview chapters from internationally recognised authorities in relevant areas in an easy to read, free flowing format in plain English, and illustrated with appropriate colour images. Section B, ‘Anthracnose resistant Stylosanthes’ highlights key achievements of ACIAR projects involving Australia, Brazil, China, Colombia and Brazil in a refereed journal article format. Contributors are collaborating researchers from partner countries associated with the ACIAR project on Stylosanthes. Section C, ‘Practical and commercial utilisation of Stylosanthes’ offers an analysis of some of the existing and potential commercial utilisation schemes for Stylosanthes and practical advice.

Contents

Section A Stylosanthes: a versatile tropical legume
Chapter 1 History, relationships and diversity among Stylosanthes species of commercial significance
Chapter 2 Forage potential of Stylosanthes in different production systems
Chapter 3 Stylosanthes as a forage legume at its centre of diversity
Chapter 4 Cattle Production from Stylosanthes pastures
Chapter 5 Utilisation of Stylosanthes as a forage crop in Asia
Chapter 6 The role of Stylosanthes spp in mixed crop-livestock systems in Africa and Australia
Chapter 7 Stylosanthes in the reclamation and development of degraded soils in India
Chapter 8 Biotic and abiotic constraints to Stylosanthes production
Chapter 9 Anthracnose disease of Stylosanthes
Section B Anthracnose resistant Stylosanthes
B1. Germplasm evaluation & cultivar development
Chapter 10 Regional evaluation of Stylosanthes germplasm in Brazil
Chapter 11 Regional evaluation of Stylosanthes germplasm in India
Chapter 12 Selecting high yielding anthracnose resistant Stylosanthes in Hainan
Chapter 13 Stylosanthes cultivars in China: Their development and performance
Chapter 14 Response of Stylosanthes seabrana to Bradyrhizobium inoculation in India
B2. Pathogen biology and epidemiology
Chapter 15 Colletotrichum gloeosporioides diversity at centres
of origin in Brazil and Colombia
Chapter 16 Colletotrichum gloeosporioides diversity at centres
of utilisation in Australia, China and India
Chapter 17 Role of native Stylosanthes fruticosa in the diversity of Colletotrichum
gloeosporioides in India
Chapter 18 Host-pathogen adaptation in Colletotrichum gloeosporioides
on Seca in Australia
Chapter 19 Yield losses caused by Colletotrichum gloeosporioides in three species of Stylosanthes in India
Chapter 20 Weather dependency of anthracnose and risk mapping
Chapter 21 Dispersal of Colletotrichum gloeosporioides conidia
Section C Practical and commercial utilisation of Stylosanthes
Chapter 22 Stylosanthes: A promising legume for Africa
Chapter 23 Recent trends in Stylosanthes seed production by smallholders in India
Chapter 24 Stylosanthes leaf meal for animal industries in China and India
Chapter 25 Leaf meal production from Stylosanthes
Chapter 26 Stylosanthes seed production technology in India
Chapter 27 Evaluation of imported Stylosanthes germplasm in Australia