Tropical Forages: An Interactive Selection Tool
The Tropical Forages website is a collaborative effort between CSIRO Sustainable Ecosystems, Department of Primary Industries & Fisheries (Qld), Centro Internacional de Agricultura Tropical (CIAT) and the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI).
The website is designed to enable agricultural researchers and extension workers to better select appropriate forage species for local conditions in the tropics and subtropics. The website’s features include:
- A feature to help identify forage species suitable for different climates, soils, production systems and management via a selection tool built on LUCID™.
- Factsheets providing comprehensive information for almost 200 forage species with details of adaptation, uses and management of forage species, cultivars and elite accessions.
- Images of the plants and their use
- A search engine for a comprehensive database of scientific references with abstracts.