Advances in Agronomy

Series Editor:

  • 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 87 contains five excellent reviews dealing with environmental sustainability/quality and plant improvement that will be of great interest to plant and soil scientists as well as professional in related fields. Topics discussed in this volume include: Factors affecting antibiotic persistence in the terrestrial environment, antibiotic resistant bacteria and human health concerns, soil amendments and amelioration, human aspects of irrigation management, nitrogen use efficiency in cereal-based agricultural systems on a worldwide basis, and much more.* Includes over 35 figures and 50 tables with the most advanced data * Offers 5 full detailed chapters dedicated to the most up-to-date issues and discoveries in agronomy science * Maintains the highest impact factor among serial publications in Agriculture * Presents an analysis of the efficiency of fertilizer nitrogen in cereal production
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Professionals, researchers, and students involved in agronomy, crop & soil sciences, plant science, and environmental sciences


Book information

  • Published: October 2005
  • ISBN: 978-0-12-000785-1

Table of Contents

1. Antibiotics Use in Agriculture and Their Impact on the Terrestrial Environment (K. Kumar, S. C. Gupta, Y. Chardler, and A. K. Singh)2. The Sustainability of Irrigation (D. Hillel and P. Vlek)3. Efficiency of Fertilizer Nitrogen in Cereal Production: Retrospects and Prospects (J. K. Ladha, H. Pathak, T. J. Krupnik, J. Six and C. van Kessel)4. Wide Compatibility Systems and its Exploitation for Yield Enhancement in Rice (E. A. Siddiq and S. Singh)5. Seed Filling in Grain Legumes (Pulses) Under Water Deficits with Emphasis on Chickpea (Cicer arietinum L.) (N. C. Turner, S. L. Davies, J. A. Plummer and K. H. M. Siddique)