Advances in Agronomy

Advances in Agronomy

1st Edition - April 26, 1996

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  • Editor: Donald Sparks
  • eBook ISBN: 9780080563701

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Volume 57 contains six outstanding and comprehensive reviews on various agronomic topics. 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 the breadth of agronomic inquiry and knowledge continues to grow.


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

Table of Contents

  • S.J. Scudder, J.E. Foss, and M.E. Collins, Soil Science and Archaeology.
    S.S.S. Rajan, J.H. Watkinson, and A.G. Sinclair, Phosphate Rocks for Direct Application to Soils.
    R.R. Duncan, Breeding and Improvementof Forage Sorghums for the Tropics.
    S.C. Jarvis, E.A. Stockdale, M.A. Shepherd, and D.S. Powlson, Nitrogen Mineralization in Temperate Agricultural Soils: Processes and Measurement.
    K.P.P. Nair, The Buffering Power of Plant Nutrients and Effects on Availability.
    C.E. Coulombe, L.P. Wilding, and J.B. Dixon, Overview of Vertisols: Characteristics and Impacts on Society.
    S.S. Virmani, Hybrid Rice.
    Chapter References.
    Subject Index.

Product details

  • No. of pages: 488
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 1996
  • Published: April 26, 1996
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • eBook ISBN: 9780080563701

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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