Advances in Agronomy

Edited by

  • Donald L Sparks, S.Hallock du Pont Chair in Soil and Environmental Chemistry and Director, Delaware Environmental Institute, University of Delaware, Newark, DE, USA

Volume 70 contains six excellent treatises dealing with two of the leitmotifs in the plant and soil sciences - environmental quality and crop improvement. Chapter 1 is a comprehensive treatment of the role of carbon sequestration in affecting climate change. Issues of science, monitoring, and degraded lands are fully discussed. Chapter 2 deals with ways to improve the nutritional quality of foods to alleviate a major human nutrition problem, micronutrient malnutrition. Nitrogen cycling under different soil management is the topic of Chapter 3, including aspects of carbon/nitrogen interactions. Chapter 4 provides thorough coverage on methane emissions from rice fields, including aspects of quantification, mechanisms, role of management, and mitigation options. Agronomic and environmental implications of organic farming systems, including an historical and current perspective, development of governmental policies, characteristics of organic farming systems, and effects on the environment, are discussed in Chapter 5. Chapter 6 addresses the state-of-the-art of biodegradation of BTEX under anaerobic conditions.
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Professionals and students in the field of agronomy: plant, soil, and environmental sciences. University, industry, and government professionals.


Book information

  • Published: October 2000
  • ISBN: 978-0-12-000770-7

Table of Contents

R. Cesar Izaurralde, Norman J. Rosenberg, and Rattan Lal, Mitigation of Climatic Change by Soil Carbon Sequestration: Issues of Science, Monitoring and Degrading Lands.Robin D. Graham, Ross M. Welch, and Howard E. Bouis, Addressing Micronutrient Malnutrition Through Enhancing the Nutritional Quality of Staple Foods: Principles, Perspectives, and Knowledge Gaps.Dean A. Martens, Nitrogen Cycling Under Different Soil Management Systems.Milkja S. Aulakh, Reiner Wasserman, and Heinz Rennenberg, Methan Emissions from Rice Fields - Quantification, Mechanisms, Role of Management, and Mitigation Options.E.A. Stockdale, N.H. Lampkin, M. Hovi, R. Keatinge, E.K.M. Lennartsson, D.W. Macdonald, S. Padel, F.H. Tattersall, M.S. Wolfe, and C.A. Watson, Agronomic and Environmental Implications of Organic Farming Systems.Craig D. Phelps and L.Y. Young, Biodegradation of BTEX Under Anaerobic Conditions: A Review.