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 76 contains five excellent reviews on topics of great interest to crop and soil scientists as well as others in various fields. Chapter 1 is concerned with the potential of tropical soils to sequester carbon. Topics that are covered include soil inorganic and organic pools and dynamics, loss of soil organic pools from tropical soils, and potential for C sequestration in tropical soils. Chapter 2 covers the applications of crop/soil simulation models in tropical agricultural systems. Chapter 3 deals with interorganismal signaling in suboptimum environments with emphasis on legume-rhizobia symbiosis. Chapter 4 discusses the surface chemistry and function of microbial biofilms. The authors discuss biofilm formation and matrix architecture and general features and properties. Chapter 5 deals with vegetable crop scheduling and prediction. Topics that are covered include identification of stages of growth and development and experimental approaches for developing scheduling and prediction models.
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Professionals and students in the field of agronomy and plant, soil, and environmental sciences.


Book information

  • Published: January 2002
  • ISBN: 978-0-12-000794-3

Table of Contents

1. The Potential of Soils of the Tropics to Sequester Carbon and Mitigate the Greenhouse Effect -R. Lal2. Applications of Crop/Soil Simulation Models in Tropical Agricultural Systems -Robin Matthews, William Stephens, Tim Hess, Tabitha Middleton, and Anil Graves3. Interorganismal Signaling in Suboptimum Environments: The Legume-Rhizobia Symbiosis -F. Zhang and D.L. Smith4. Surface Chemistry and Function of Microbial Biofilms -M.A. Chappell and V.P. Evangelou5. Crop Scheduling and Prediction-Principles and Opportunities with Field Vegetables -D.C.E. Wurr, J.R. Fellows, and K. Phelps