Advances in Agronomy

Advances in Agronomy

1st Edition - April 29, 2005

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  • Editor: Donald Sparks
  • eBook ISBN: 9780080457420

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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 of 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 86 contains seven excellent reviews that discuss topics critical to agricultural and environmental sustainability. Topics include: Arsenic Contamination and its Risk Management in Complex Environmental Settings; The Contribution of Breeding to Yield Advances in Maize (Zea mays L.); Metabolic Engineering of Isoflavone Biosynthesis; Biological Control of Weeds With Antagonistic Plant Pathogens; Nutrient Stocks, Nutrient Cycling and Soil Changes in Cocoa Ecosystems – A Review; Rice-Wheat Cropping Systems; Interactions of Nitrogen with Other Nutrients and Water: Effect on Crop Yield and Quality, Nutrient Use Efficiency, Carbon Sequestration and Environmental Pollution.

Key Features

  • Maintains the highest impact factor among serial publications in agriculture
  • Presents timely reviews on important agronomy issues
  • Enjoys a long-standing reputation for excellence in the field

Readership

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

Table of Contents

  • 1. Arsenic Contamination and its Risk Management in Complex Environmental Settings (S. Mahimairaja, N. S. Bolan, D. C. Adriano and B. Robinson)
    2. The Contribution of Breeding to Yield Advances in Maize- (Zea mays L.) (D. N. Duvick)
    3. Metabolic Engineering of Isoflavone Biosynthesis (O. Yu, B. McGonigle)
    4. Biological Control of Weeds With Antagonistic Plant Pathogens (R. Ghorbani, C. Leifert, W. Seel)
    5. Nutrient Stocks, Nutrient Cycling and Soil Changes in Cocoa Ecosystems – A Review (A. E. Hartemink)
    6. Rice-Wheat Cropping Systems (R. Prasad)
    7. Interactions of Nitrogen with Other Nutrients and Water: Effect on Crop Yield and Quality, Nutrient Use Efficiency, Carbon Sequestration and Environmental Pollution (M. S. Aulakh, S. S. Malhi)

Product details

  • No. of pages: 440
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 2005
  • Published: April 29, 2005
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • eBook ISBN: 9780080457420

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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