Advances in Agronomy

Advances in Agronomy

1st Edition - March 19, 2003

Write a review

  • Editor: Donald Sparks

Purchase options

No purchase options available.

Institutional Subscription

Free Global Shipping
No minimum order


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, has just been appointed the S. Hallock du Pont Chair of Plant and Soil Sciences at The University of Delaware.

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


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

Table of Contents

  • 1. Keeping in Touch: Microbial Life on Soil Particle Surfaces -Aaron L. Mills

    2. The History and Success of the Public-Private Project on Germplasm Enhancement of Maize (GEM) -Linda M. Pollak

    3. Microbiological and Biochemical Indices for Assessing Quality of Acid Soil -Zhenli He, X.E. Yang, V.C. Baligar and D.V. Calvert

    4. Polyploidy and the Evolutionary History of Cotton -Jonathan F. Wendel and Richard C. Cronn

    5. Development of Acidic Subsurface Layers of Soil under Various Management Systems -Keryn I. Paul, A. Scott Black and Mark K. Conyers

    6. Soil Acidification and Liming Interactions with Nutrient and Heavy Metal Transformation and Bioavailability Nanthi S. Bolan, Domy C. Adriano and Denis Curtin

Product details

  • No. of pages: 290
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 2003
  • Published: March 19, 2003
  • Imprint: Academic Press

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

Ratings and Reviews

Write a review

There are currently no reviews for "Advances in Agronomy"