Advances in Agronomy

Advances in Agronomy

1st Edition - October 2, 2000

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  • Editor: Donald Sparks
  • eBook ISBN: 9780080524344

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Volume 71 contains six outstanding reviews that discuss cutting edge developments in the crop and soil sciences. Chapter 1 addresses advances in the development, use, and evaluation of controlled release fertilizers. Chapter 2 is a comprehensive review of developments in breeding crops for increased nutritional value. Historical and current advances in the field are covered as well as selection in methodology and employment of molecular biology tools. Chapter 3 is a comprehensive treatment of remaking bean plant architecture for efficient production. Chapter 4 is a review on carbon sequestration, specifically, the potential of world cropland solid to serve as a source of atmospheric carbon. Chapter 5 discusses the ability of grain legumes (pulses) to adapt to water-limited environments. Chapter 6 describes and applies an important water quality model - the root zone water quality model (RZWQM). The model is described and discussion is provided on the calibration and application in laboratory and field settings.

Readership

Professionals and students in the field of agronomy: plant, soil, and environmental sciences. University, industry, and government professionals.

Table of Contents

  • 1. Advances in Controlled-Release Fertilizers -Avi Shaviv

    2. Breeding Forage Crops for Increased Nutritional Value -M.D. Casler

    3. Remaking Bean Plant Architecture for Efficient Production -James D. Kelly

    4. World Cropland Soils as a Source or Sink for Atmospheric Carbon -R. Lal

    5. Adaptation of Grain Legumes (Pulses) to Water-Limited Environments -Neil C. Turner, Graeme C. Wright, and K.H.M. Siddique

    6. Integrating System Modeling with Field Research in Agriculture: Applications of the Root Zone Water Quality Model (RZWQM) -L. Ma, L.R. Ahuja, J.C. Ascough II, M. J. Schaffer, K.W. Rojas, R. W. Malone, and M.R. Cameira

Product details

  • No. of pages: 300
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 2000
  • Published: October 2, 2000
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • eBook ISBN: 9780080524344

About the Serial Volume Editor

Donald Sparks

Donald Sparks
DONALD L. SPARKS is the Unidel S. Hallock du Pont Chair and Francis Alison Professor at the University of Delaware. He is internationally recognized for his research in the areas of kinetics of biogeochemical processes and surface chemistry of natural materials. His research has focused on fate and transport of trace metals in soil and water, soil remediation, water quality, and carbon sequestration in soils. Dr. Sparks is the author of two previous editions of Environmental Soil Chemistry and more than 350 refereed papers and book chapters. He is fellow of five scientific societies, and he has been the recipient of major awards and lectureships including the Geochemistry Medal from the American Chemical Society, the Liebig Medal from the International Union of Soil Sciences, the Einstein Professorship from the Chinese Academy of Sciences and the Philippe Duchaufour Medal from the European Geosciences Union. Dr. Sparks served as president of the Soil Science Society of America and the International Union of Soil Sciences, has served on advisory committees for several national laboratories and national and international centers and institutes, and served as chair of the U.S. National Academy of Sciences (NAS) Committee for Soil Sciences and other NAS Committees.

Affiliations and Expertise

Director, Delaware Environmental Institute, University of Delaware, Newark, DE, USA

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