Advances in Agronomy

Advances in Agronomy

1st Edition - August 2, 2006

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  • Editor: Donald Sparks
  • eBook ISBN: 9780080464473
  • Hardcover ISBN: 9780120008087

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Volume 90 of Advances in Agronomy 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


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

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

Product details

  • No. of pages: 328
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 2006
  • Published: August 2, 2006
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • eBook ISBN: 9780080464473
  • Hardcover ISBN: 9780120008087

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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