Advances in Agronomy

Advances in Agronomy

1st Edition - October 17, 1991

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  • Editor: Donald Sparks
  • eBook ISBN: 9780080563596

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Under new editorial direction, Advances in Agronomy both continues its long tradition and expands to include innovative methods and technologies. Leading international scientists cover topics in plant and soil sciences, biotechnology, terrestrial ecosystems, and environmental concerns. This volume presents three articles devoted to plant productivity and improvement and three articles devoted to advances in soil science. This and future volumes will be of interest to agronomists in academe, industry, and government. The field of agronomy has changed greatly since the publication of the first volume of Advances in Agronomy in 1949. Many innovations and advances have occurred, yet many challenges remain.

Key Features

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@bul:* Influence of soil structure and physical properties on environmental quality
* Application of nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy to soil chemistry
* Use of low-lignin mutants for improving forage quality
* Application of DNA markers and genetic strategies to plant improvement

Readership

AUDIENCE: Researchers and students in agronomy, crop and soil science, environmental science, molecular biology and genetics, biotechnology, agricultural engineering, botany, horticulture, and forestry (university, industry, and government).

Table of Contents

  • 1. Influence of Soil Macroporosity on Environmental Quality -J. Bouma

    2. DNA Markers in Plant Improvement -Andrew H. Peterson, Steven D. Tanksley, and Mark E. Sorrells

    3. Soil Science Applications of Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy -William F. Bleam

    4. Potential of Brown-Madrib, Low-Lignin Mutants for Improving Forage Quality -J.H. Cherney, D.J.R. Cherney, D.E. Akin, and J.D. Axtell

    5. Measurement of Surface Charge of Inorganic Geologic Materials: Techniques and Their Consequences -Anne Lewis-Russ

    6. Genetic Improvement of Maize Yields -W.A. Russell

Product details

  • No. of pages: 289
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 1991
  • Published: October 17, 1991
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • eBook ISBN: 9780080563596

About the Serial 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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