Advances in Agronomy

Advances in Agronomy

1st Edition - February 6, 2004

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  • Editor: Donald Sparks
  • eBook ISBN: 9780080524306
  • Hardcover ISBN: 9780120007806

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Advances in Agronomy continues to be recognized as a leading reference and a first-rate source of the latest research in agronomy. Major reviews deal with the current topics of interest to agronomists, as well as crop and soil scientists. As always, the subjects covered are varied and exemplary of the myriad subject matter dealt with by this long-running serial. Editor Donald Sparks, former president of the Soil Science Society of America and current president of the International Union of Soil Science, is the S. Hallock du Pont Chair of Plant and Soil Sciences at The University of Delaware. Volume 82 contains eight state-of-the-art reviews on topics of interest in the plant and soil sciences. Three of the reviews present cutting-edge molecular scale techniques and approaches that directly impact food production, crop improvement, and environmental quality and sustainability.


Professionals, researchers, and students involved in agronomy, crop and soil sciences, plant science, and environmental sciences

Table of Contents

  • 1. Intermolecular Forces at the Interface of Biological and Mineralogical Particles -T. A. Kendall and S. K. Lower
    2. Rice Functional Genomics: Large-Scale Gene Discovery and Applications to Crop Improvement -H. Leung and G. An
    3. The Nature, Properties and Management of Volcanic Soils -R. A. Dahlgren, M. Saigusa and F. C. Ugolini
    4. Microarray Technology and Applications in Environmental Microbiology -J. Zhou and D. K. Thompson
    5. The Agronomy and Economy of Black Pepper (Piper nigrum L.) – The “King of Spices” -K. P. Prabhakaran Nair
    6. Soil Mineral-Organic Matter-Microorganism Interactions: Fundamentals and Impacts -P. M. Huang
    7. Low External Input Technologies for Livelihood Improvement in Subsistence Agriculture -A. Graves, R. Matthews and K. Waldie

Product details

  • No. of pages: 652
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 2004
  • Published: February 6, 2004
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • eBook ISBN: 9780080524306
  • Hardcover ISBN: 9780120007806

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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