Advances in Agronomy

Advances in Agronomy

1st Edition - October 1, 1992

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  • Editor: Donald Sparks
  • eBook ISBN: 9780080563619

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Continuing the international tradition of Advances in Agronomy, Volume 48 highlights crop and soil science including hybrid improvement in tropical maize, pearl millet as food, feed and forage, cotton host plant resistance to insects, and electrochemical techniques applied to soils. This volume should be of interest to researchers and students in agronomy.

Key Features

@introbul:Key Features
@bul:* Maize, pearl millet, and cotton crops
* Reactions and availability of nickel in soils
* Electrochemical techniques for soil analysis


Researchers and students in agronomy, crop and soil science, envionmental science, molecular biology and genetics, biotechnology, agricultural engineering, entomology, botany, horticulture, and forestry.

Table of Contents

  • 1. Recurrent Selection for Population, Variety, and Hybrid Improvement in Tropical Maize -Shivaji Pandey and C. O. Gardner

    2. Pearl Millet for Food, Feed, and Forage -D.J. Andrews and K.A. Kumar

    3. Forms, Reactions, and Availability of Nickel in Soils -N.C. Uren

    4. Electrochemical Techniques for Characterizing Soil Chemical Properties -T.R. Yu

    5. History and Status of Host Plant Resistance in Cotton to Insects in the United States -C. Wayne Smith

Product details

  • No. of pages: 313
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 1992
  • Published: October 1, 1992
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • eBook ISBN: 9780080563619

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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