Advances in Agronomy, Volume 119

1st Edition

Hardcover ISBN: 9780124072473
eBook ISBN: 9780124077980
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 28th January 2013
Page Count: 476
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Table of Contents

Advisory Board



Chapter One. Use of Synchrotron-Based Techniques to Elucidate Metal Uptake and Metabolism in Plants

1 Introduction

2 Presentation of the Techniques

3 Sample Preparation and Possible Artifacts

4 Results Obtained

5 Complementary Techniques

6 Conclusions and Perspectives


Chapter Two. Advances in Understanding Organic Nitrogen Chemistry in Soils Using State-of-the-art Analytical Techniques

1 Introduction

2 Overview of Analytical Methods

3 Occurrence and Ecological Function of Non-Cyclic and Cyclic Norg Compounds in Soil

4 Examples for Recent Multimethodological Studies of Soil Norg Chemistry

5 Conclusions and Outlook


Chapter Three. The Role of Nitrate in Human Health

1 Introduction

2 Impacts on Human Health

3 Risk–Benefit Analysis

4 Conclusions


Chapter Four. Cadmium Contamination and Its Risk Management in Rice Ecosystems

1 Introduction

2 Origin and Sources of Cadmium in Paddy Soils

3 Biogeochemistry of Cadmium in the Environment

4 Bioavailability and Toxicity of Cadmium

5 Risk Management of Cadmium in Rice Ecosystems

6 Summary and Future Research Needs


Chapter Five. Transport and Retention of Heavy Metal in Soils

1 Introduction

2 Transport

3 Retention Models

4 Competitive Retention Models

5 Summary


Chapter Six. Clean Coal Technology Combustion Products

1 Introduction

2 Physical and Chemical Properties of CCPs

3 Applications of CCPs

4 Risk Management of CCPs in the Environment

5 Conclusions and Research Priorities


Chapter Seven. An Assessment of the Variation of Manure Nitrogen Efficiency throughout


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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