Advances in Agronomy - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780120007547, 9780080563671

Advances in Agronomy, Volume 54

1st Edition

Serial Volume Editors: Donald Sparks
eBook ISBN: 9780080563671
Hardcover ISBN: 9780120007547
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 10th March 1995
Page Count: 358
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Table of Contents

E.L. Madsen, Impacts of Agricultural Practices on Subsurface Microbial Ecology.

J. Dekker and S.O. Duke, Herbicide-Resistant Field Crops.

B.F. Carver and J.D. Ownby, Acid Soil Tolerance in Wheat.

D.R. Lovley, Microbial Reduction of Iron, Manganese, and Other Metals.

R. Prasad and J.F. Power, Nitrification Inhibitors for Agriculture, Health, and the Environment.

F.J. Muehlbauer, W.J. Kaiser, S.L. Clement, and R.J. Summerfield, Production and Breeding of Lentil.

W.W. Hanna, Use of Apomixis in Cultivar Development. Subject Index.


Description

Volume 54 contains seven reviews covering key contemporary topics in the crop and soil sciences. The connections between agricultural practice and environmental impact are addressed in chapters on subsurface microbial ecology, herbicide-resistant field crops, and nitrification inhibitors. Also among this collection are reviews on the microbial reduction of iron, manganese, and other metals; acid tolerance of wheat; lentil breeding and production; and the use of apomixis in cultivar development. With this latest volume, Advances in Agronomy continues to be recognized as a prolific and first-rate reference by the scientific community. In 1993 Advances in Agronomy increased its publication frequency to three volumes per year, and will continue this trend as our breadth of agronomic inquiry and knowledge continues to grow.

Key Features

  • Impact of agriculture on subsurface microbial ecology
  • Herbicide-resistant crops
  • Microbial reduction of iron, manganese, and other metals
  • Nitrification inhibitors
  • Apomixis in cultivar development

Readership

Researchers and students in agronomy, plant and soil sciences, and environmental sciences in university, industry, and government laboratories.


Details

No. of pages:
358
Language:
English
Copyright:
© Academic Press 1995
Published:
Imprint:
Academic Press
eBook ISBN:
9780080563671
Hardcover ISBN:
9780120007547

About the Serial Volume Editors

Donald Sparks Serial Volume Editor

Donald L. Sparks is the S. Hallock du Pont Chair in Soil and Environmental Chemistry, Francis Alison Professor and Director of the Delaware Environmental Institute at the University of Delaware. He is internationally recognized for his landmark research on the kinetics and mechanisms of metal/oxyanion/nutrient reactions at biogeochemical interfaces. His pioneering studies on kinetic processes in soils and minerals include the development of widely used and novel kinetic methods, elucidation of rate-limiting steps and mechanisms over a range of spatial and temporal scales, and coupling of real-time kinetic studies with in-situ molecular scale investigations. His discoveries on the speciation, formation rates and stability mechanisms of metal hydroxide surface precipitates, and their role in the retention and bioavailability of toxic metals in the terrestrial environment, have received worldwide attention. This research has led to more effective soil remediation strategies and predictive models.

He is the author or coauthor of 286 publications. These include: 11 edited books, 53 book chapters, and 219 refereed papers. He is the author of two widely adopted textbooks, Kinetics of Soil Chemical Processes and Environmental Soil Chemistry (two editions) published by Academic Press. Dr. Sparks is an ISI Highly Cited Researcher; his research has been cited more than 8380 times and his h-index is 53 (Web of Science). Dr. Sparks has served as editor of Advances in Agronomy since 1991, having edited 77 volumes. He has given over 200 invited presentations at scientific conferences throughout the world, and been a lecturer at 98 universities and institutes in North America, Europe, Asia, and Australia.

He has received numerous honors and awards including Fellow of five scientific societies, national and international research awards, distinguished fellowships and lectureships, and teaching and mentoring awards. He has advised 90 graduate students and postdoctoral researchers and been the recipient of more than $50 million in research funding. He served as President of both the Soil Science Society of America and the International Union of Soil Sciences.

Affiliations and Expertise

S. Hallock du Pont Chair in Soil and Environmental Chemistry and Director, Delaware Environmental Institute, University of Delaware, Newark, DE, USA