Advances in Agronomy, Volume 117

1st Edition

Hardcover ISBN: 9780123942784
eBook ISBN: 9780123944177
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 7th September 2012
Page Count: 388
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Table of Contents

Advances in Agronomy



Chapter One Agronomic and Ecological Implications of Biofuels

1 Introduction

2 Ecosystem Functions and Services

3 Land Use Change

4 Soil Erosion and Water Quality

5 Nitrogen Cycling

6 Human Impacts on Biodiversity

7 Biofuels and the Soil Carbon Budget

8 Invasive Potential of Bioenergy Crop Species

9 Food versus Fuel

10 Conclusions

11 Future Challenges

Chapter Two Food Safety Issues for Mineral and Organic Fertilizers

1 Introduction

2 Concentrations of Trace Elements in Fertilizers and Soil Amendments

3 Risk Assessment Pathways

4 Natural Controls on Trace Element Transfer from Soil to Plants

5 Element Risks

6 Trace Elements in Other Common Soil Amendments

7 Long-Term Reactions of Trace Elements in Soils

8 Other Elements in Fertilizers and Soil Amendments of Possible Concern

9 Monitoring and Control of Trace Elements in Mineral Fertilizers

10 Need for Regulatory Enforcement on Composition of Soil Amendments

Chapter Three Mechanisms of Nickel Uptake and Hyperaccumulation by Plants and Implications for Soil Remediation

1 Introduction

2 Status of Nickel in Soils

3 Nickel Effects on Plants

4 Nickel-Hyperaccumulator Plants

5 Mechanisms of Nickel Hyperaccumulation by Plants

6 Phytoremediation

7 Conclusions

Chapter Four Conservation Agriculture in the Semi-Arid Tropics

1 Introduction

2 Conservation Agriculture as a Part of Solution

3 Conservation Agriculture: Concept and Definition

4 Conservation Agriculture Worldwide and Lessons Learnt

5 Conservation Agriculture for SAT: Perspective, Challenges and Opportunities

6 A Paradigm Shift in SAT Agriculture Through Conservation Agriculture



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


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