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Posted 26 February 2015. PMN Crop News.

IPNI Releases Fifth Edition of Southern Forages Textbook

Source: International Plant Nutrition Institute Press Release.

Peachtree Corners, Georgia (February 12, 2015)--The International Plant Nutrition Institute (IPNI) has released the Fifth Edition of Southern Forages: Modern Concepts for Forage Crop Management authored by Dr. Don Ball, Dr. Carl Hoveland and Dr. Garry Lacefield.


Southern Forages was first published in 1991 with a wide range of audiences in mind. This Fifth Edition is substantially updated from the widely acclaimed Fourth Edition released in 2007. The book remains a modern, practical book that emphasizes real-world aspects of forage establishment, production, and utilization, and is well suited as a textbook for forage courses in colleges and universities.

Though the book is most applicable to the Southern U.S., many of the forage species discussed can be grown in other parts of the U.S. …and most of the concepts can be applied to forage crops virtually anywhere.

Southern Forages is of value to: livestock producers, wildlife managers, agricultural extension agents, Natural Resources Conservation Service personnel, vocational agriculture teachers, ag. retail, consultants, students, and all others interested in forage crops.

For details on ordering your copies please consult our online store at or you can contact our circulation department at for questions of special orders and quantity discounts. Also available from

About the authors of Southern Forages: Dr. Don Ball is Extension Agronomist/Alumni Professor, Dept. of Agronomy & Soils, Auburn University. Dr. Carl Hoveland is Terrell Distinguished Professor Emeritus, Crop and Soil Sciences Dept. University of Georgia (Athens). Dr. Garry Lacefield is Extension Agronomist/Professor, Dept. of Agronomy, University of Kentucky.

ISBN-10: 0996019928

ISBN-13: 978-0996019927

Dr. Terry Roberts