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

Advances in Agronomy has the highest impact factor among serial publications in agriculture. The Science Citation Index, 1986, reports an impact factor over 2,459 and a cited half-life over 10 years.Volume 75 contains four outstanding reviews dealing with phytoremediation, issues related to water use in China, humic substances, and remote sensing. Chapter 1 is an extensive review on phytoremediation of metals, metalloids, and radionuclides, including discussion on phytoextraction technologies, hyperaccumulator plants, chemically induced phytoextraction, and phytovolatilization. Chapter 2 covers the conservation and use of water in Chinese agriculture including engineering, economic, and agronomic aspects and considerations. Chapter 3 presents advances in understanding the structure of humic substances, particularly the concept of a supramolecular structure. Analytical and molecular scale evidence for this latter structure are presented as well as discussions on the role of humic superstructures in soils. Chapter 4 presents frontiers in quantitative remote sensing of soil properties including principles, methods, mechanisms, and limitations.
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Professionals and students in the field of agronomy and plant, soil, and environmental sciences.


Book information

  • Published: January 2002
  • ISBN: 978-0-12-000793-6

Table of Contents

1. Phytoremediation of Metals, Metalloids, and Readionuclides -S.P. McGrath, F.J. Zhao, and E. Lombi2. The Supramolecular Structure of Humic Substances: A Novel Understanding of Humus Chemistry and Implications in Soil Science -Alessandro Piccolo3. Water-Saving Agriculture in China: An Overview -Huixiao Wang, Changming Liu, and Lu Zhang4. Quantitative Remote Sensing of Soil Properties -E. Ben-Dor