Advances in Agronomy
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Volume 51 is a compilation of cutting-edge reviews written by leading crop and soil scientists. Several chapters emphasize ecology and the environment: conservation tillage with emphasis on ecological approaches to soil management, especially its effects on the environment, soil physical and chemical properties, and surface mulch, nutrient, and pest management; a complete and contemporary review on integrated pest management, ecological and environmental considerations, and future directions; a comprehensive review of cadmium accumulation in plants and its effects on human health. Other topics which are of interest to agronomists around the world include a comprehensive review on gypsum and acid soils; and transposable elements in maize and their role in creating plant genetic variability.
- Gypsum and acid soils
- Conservation tillage
- Transposable elements in maize
- Concepts and directions in arthropod pest management
- Accumulation of cadmium in crop plants and its consequences to human health
Researchers and students in agronomy, crop and soil science, environmental science, molecular biology and genetics, biotechnology, entomology, botany, horticulture, and forestry.
Table of Contents
- M.E. Sumner, Gypsum and Acid Soils: The World Scene.
R.L. Blevins and W.W. Frye, Conservation Tillage: An Ecological Approach to Soil Management.
P.A. Peterson, Transposable Elements in Maize: Their Role in Creating Genetic Variability.
J. Funderburk, L. Higley, and G.D. Buntin, Concepts and Directions in Arthropod Pest Management.
G.J. Wagner, Accumulation of Cadmium in Crop Plants and Its Consequences to Human Health.
- No. of pages: 217
- Language: English
- Copyright: © Academic Press 1993
- Published: December 27, 1993
- Imprint: Academic Press
- eBook ISBN: 9780080563640
About the Serial Volume Editor
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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