Description

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. Volume 89 contains six comprehensive and timely reviews. Chapter 1 presents a thorough coverage of wet chemistry and state-of-the art molecular scale techniques, such as x-ray absorption fine structure (XAFS) and nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) spectroscopies, that can be used to characterize phosphorus in organic wastes. Chapter 2 discusses the Wheat Genetics Resource Center that has served the scientific community for 25 years. These resources have been useful to scientists in 45 countries and 39 of the states in the U.S. Chapter 3 covers various aspects of the biology and management of Stevia, a sweet herb of Paraguay. Chapter 4 is a timely review of aspects of soil fertility decline in the tropics as assessed by soil chemical measurements. Chapter 5 covers nematode interactions and assessment of models for their control on crop plants. Chapter 6 presents data and algorithms on ammonia emission form animal operations, a current area of much interest in the area of environmental quality.

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

Readership

Professionals studying agronomy, soil, plant-water relations, and environmentalists

Table of Contents

Advances in the Characterization of Phosphorus in Organic Wastes: Environmental and Agronomic Applications - G. S. Toor, S. Hunger, J. D. Peak, J. T. Sims and D. L. Sparks Wheat Genetics Resource Center: The First 25 Years - B. S. Gill, B. Friebe, W. J. Raupp, D. L. Wilson, T. S. Cox, R. G. Sears, G. L. Brown-Guedira, and A. K. Fritz Cultivation of STEVIA (Stevia rebaudiana (Bert.) Bertoni): A Comprehensive Review - K. Ramesh, V. Singh and N. W. Megeji Assessing Soil Fertility Decline in the Tropics Using Soil Chemical Data - A. E. Hartemink Nematode Interactions in Nature: Models for Sustainable Control of Nemataode Pests of Crop Plants? - W. H. van der Putten, R. Cook, S. Costa, K. G. Davies, M. Fargette, H. Freitas, W. H. G. Hol, B. R. Kerry, N. Maher, T. Mateille, M. Moens, E. de la Pena, A. Piskiewicz, A. Raeymaekers, S. Rodriguez-Echeverria, and A. W. G. van der Wurff Algorithms Determining Ammonia Emission From Buildings Housing Cattle and Pigs and From Manure Stores - S. G. Sommer, G. Q. Zhang, A. Bannink, D. Chadwick, T. Misselbrook, R. Harrison, N. J. Hutchings, H. Menzi, G. J. Monteny, J. Q. Ni, O. A. Oenema, and J. Webb

Details

No. of pages:
360
Language:
English
Copyright:
© 2006
Published:
Imprint:
Academic Press
Print ISBN:
9780120008070
Electronic ISBN:
9780080463278