Advances in Agronomy

Advances in Agronomy

1st Edition - January 25, 2012

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  • Editor: Donald Sparks
  • eBook ISBN: 9780123944146

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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.

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

  • Contributors
    Maize Production in a Changing Climate
    1. Introduction
    2. Likely Climate Scenarios for Sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia and Identification of Hot Spots
    3. Adaptation Technologies and Practices for Addressing Near-Term and Progressive Climate Change
    4. Mitigation Technologies and Practices for Reducing Greenhouse Gas Emissions and Enhancing Carbon-Storages
    5. Conclusions
    Environmental Chemistry of Silver in Soils
    1. Introduction
    2. Silver Chemistry
    3. Geochemical Occurrence and Mineralogy
    4. Silver as a Metal Contaminant
    5. Ion Exchange Reactions
    6. Silver and Soft Metal Sorption on Soils and Soil Components
    7. Silver and Soft Metal Desorption on Soils and Soil Components
    8. Dissolution of Silver Minerals and Nanoparticles
    9. Areas for Future Research
    Significance of Phosphorus for Agriculture and the Environment in the West Asia and North Africa Region
    1. Introduction
    2. Phosphorus: Agriculture and Environment
    3. The West Asia–North Africa Region
    4. An Overview of Phosphorus in Soils
    5. Phosphorus and Crop Responses in West Asia–North Africa
    6. Phosphorus Nutrition: Alternative Approaches
    7. Modeling of Phosphorus
    8. Future Perspective
    A Decision Support Framework for Effective Design and Placement of Vegetated Buffer Strips Within Agricultural Field Systems
    1. Introduction
    2. Development of the Buffers DSS Tool
    3. Development of Model-Aided Design Decisions
    4. A Decision Support System for Buffer Placement and Design
    5. Conclusions
    Biological Nitrification Inhibition—A Novel Strategy to Regulate Nitrification in Agricultural Systems
    1. Introduction
    2. Biological Nitrification Inhibition
    3. Concluding Remarks
    4. Perspectives

Product details

  • No. of pages: 320
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 2012
  • Published: January 25, 2012
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • eBook ISBN: 9780123944146

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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