Advances in Agronomy

Advances in Agronomy

1st Edition - October 2, 2007

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  • Editor: Donald Sparks
  • eBook ISBN: 9780080921006
  • Hardcover ISBN: 9780123741653

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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 myriad of subject matter dealt with by this long-running serial. Volume 94 contains four superior reviews and 17 tables and 30 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

  • 1. The Emerging Global Water Crisis: Managing Scarcity and Conflict Between Water Users
    - W. A. Jury and H. J. Vaux, Jr.

    2. Beyond Structural Genomics for Plant Science
    - R. A. Dixon, J. H. Bouton, B. Narasimhamoorthy, M. Saha, Z. Wang and G. D. May

    3. The Molecularization of Public Sector Crop Breeding: Progress, Problems and Prospects
    - S. L. Dwivedi, J. H. Crouch, D. J. Mackill, Y Xu, M. W. Blair, M. Ragot,
    H. D. Upadhyaya and R. Ortiz

    4. Breeding Crops for Durable Resistance to Disease
    - D. D. Stuthman, K. J. Leonard and J. Miller-Garvin

Product details

  • No. of pages: 396
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 2007
  • Published: October 2, 2007
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • eBook ISBN: 9780080921006
  • Hardcover ISBN: 9780123741653

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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