Advances in Agronomy, Volume 90

1st Edition

Serial Editors: Donald Sparks
Hardcover ISBN: 9780120008087
eBook ISBN: 9780080464473
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 2nd August 2006
Page Count: 328
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Table of Contents

Pathogens in Biosolids

- I. L. Pepper, J. P. Brooks, C. P. Gerba

Advances in Crop Water Management Using Capacitive Water Sensors

  • A. Fares and V. Polyakov

Synchrotron Radiation Infrared Spectromicroscopy: A Non-Invasive Molecular Probe for Biogeochemical Processes

- H.-Y. Holman and M. C. Martin

Development and Testing of “On-Farm’ Seed Priming

  • D. Harris

Thermodynamic Modeling of Metal Adsorption Onto Bacterial Cell Walls: Current Challenges

  • J. B. Fein

Alfalfa Winter Hardiness: A Research Retrospective and Integrated Perspective

  • Y. Castonguay, S. Laberge, E. C. Brummer, J. J. Volenec

Projecting Yield and Utilization Potential of Switchgrass as an Energy Crop

  • S. B. McLaughlin, J. R. Kiniry, C. M. Taliaferro, D. D. Ugarte

Description

Volume 90 contains seven timely reviews and over 50 descriptive figures.

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


Details

No. of pages:
328
Language:
English
Copyright:
© Academic Press 2006
Published:
Imprint:
Academic Press
eBook ISBN:
9780080464473
Hardcover ISBN:
9780120008087

About the Serial Editors

Donald Sparks Serial Editor

Donald L. Sparks is the S. Hallock du Pont Chair in Soil and Environmental Chemistry, Francis Alison Professor and Director of the Delaware Environmental Institute at the University of Delaware. He is internationally recognized for his landmark research on the kinetics and mechanisms of metal/oxyanion/nutrient reactions at biogeochemical interfaces. His pioneering studies on kinetic processes in soils and minerals include the development of widely used and novel kinetic methods, elucidation of rate-limiting steps and mechanisms over a range of spatial and temporal scales, and coupling of real-time kinetic studies with in-situ molecular scale investigations. His discoveries on the speciation, formation rates and stability mechanisms of metal hydroxide surface precipitates, and their role in the retention and bioavailability of toxic metals in the terrestrial environment, have received worldwide attention. This research has led to more effective soil remediation strategies and predictive models. He is the author or coauthor of 286 publications. These include: 11 edited books, 53 book chapters, and 219 refereed papers. He is the author of two widely adopted textbooks, Kinetics of Soil Chemical Processes and Environmental Soil Chemistry (two editions) published by Academic Press. Dr. Sparks is an ISI Highly Cited Researcher; his research has been cited more than 8380 times and his h-index is 53 (Web of Science). Dr. Sparks has served as editor of Advances in Agronomy since 1991, having edited 77 volumes. He has given over 200 invited presentations at scientific conferences throughout the world, and been a lecturer at 98 universities and institutes in North America, Europe, Asia, and Australia. He has received numerous honors and awards including Fellow of five scientific societies, national and international research awards, distinguished fellowships and lectureships, and teaching and mentoring awards. He has advised 90 graduate students and postdoctoral rese

Affiliations and Expertise

S. Hallock du Pont Chair in Soil and Environmental Chemistry and Director, Delaware Environmental Institute, University of Delaware, Newark, DE, USA