Advances in Agronomy, Volume 88

1st Edition

Hardcover ISBN: 9780120007868
eBook ISBN: 9780080915401
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 25th October 2005
Page Count: 408

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Table of Contents

1. The Role of Biodiversity in Agronomy (D. Hillel and C. Rosenzweig) 2. The Depth Distribution of Soil Organic Carbon in Relation to Land Use and Management and the Potential of Carbon Sequestration in Subsoil Horizons (K. Lorenz and R. Lal) 3. Soil Scientists in a Changing World (J. Bouma) 4. Enhancing Nitrogen Use Efficiency in Crop Plants (N. K. Fageria and V. C. Baligar) 5. Forage Chicory (Cichorium Intybus L.): A Review of its Agronomy and Animal Production (G. Li and P. D. Kemp) 6. Pre-sowing Seed Treatment – A Shotgun Approach to Improve Germination, Plant Growth and Crop Yield Under Saline and Non-Saline Conditions (M. Ashraf and M. R. Foolad) 7. Methodologies and the Practical Aspects of the Bulk Soil EC (óa) – Soil Solution EC (ów) Relations (A. Nadler) 8. Oxygation Unlocks Yield Potentials of Crops in Oxygen-Limited Soil Environments (S. Bhattarai, N. Su, and D. J. Midmore)


Volume 88 contains eight timely reviews on topics dealing with biodiversity, carbon sequestration, crop improvement, nitrogen dynamics, and the discipline of soil science. Discussions include but are not limited to: Agriculture, soil biodiversity, climate change and agricultural diversity; ways to improve soil aeration, oxygation and plant processes, and oxygation scenarios; and pre-sowing seed treatment as a means for improving germination, plant growth and crop yield.

Advances in Agronomy continues to be recognized as a leading reference and a first-rate source for the latest research in agronomy. As always, the subjects covered are varied and exemplary of the myraid of subject matter dealt with by thislong-running serial.

Key Features

  • Over 40 figures and 32 tables
  • Presents a review of the present and future status of soil science
  • Offers an analysis of biodiversity in agronomy


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


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