Advances in Agronomy

Advances in Agronomy

1st Edition - May 9, 2007

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  • Editor: Donald Sparks
  • Hardcover ISBN: 9780123741073
  • eBook ISBN: 9780080522272

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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 this long-running serial. Volume 94 contains six oustanding reviews and more than 20 color 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 and soil sciences, plant science, and environmental sciences

Table of Contents

  • 1. Soil Redox Potential: Importance, Field Measurements, and Observations
    S. Fiedler, M. J. Vepraskas and J. L. Richardson
    2. Increasing Rice Production in Sub-Saharan Africa: Challenges and Opportunities 
    V. Balasubramanian, M. Sie, R. J. Hijmans and K. Otsuka
    3. Phosphate Reaction Dynamics in Soils and Soil Components: A Multi-Scale Approach
    Y. Arai and D. L. Sparks
    4. Ecological Agriculture in China: Principles and Application
    H. Wang, L. Qin, L. Huang and L. Zhang
    5. Cotton Leaf Photosynthesis and Carbon Metabolism
    W. T. Pettigrew and T. J. Gerik
    6. The Impacts of Grazing Animals on the Quality of Soils, Vegetation, and Surface Waters in Intensively Managed Grasslands
    G. S. Bilotta, R. E. Brazier and P. M. Haygarth

Product details

  • No. of pages: 312
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 2007
  • Published: May 9, 2007
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • Hardcover ISBN: 9780123741073
  • eBook ISBN: 9780080522272

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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