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Table of Contents

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


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