Description

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

Readership

Professionals, researchers, students, and government involved in agronomy, crop & soil sciences, plant science, and environmental sciences

Table of Contents

Advisory Board

Contributors

Preface

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

References

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

References

Chapter Three. The Role of Nitrate in Human Health

1 Introduction

2 Impacts on Human Health

3 Risk–Benefit Analysis

4 Conclusions

References

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

References

Chapter Five. Transport and Retention of Heavy Metal in Soils

1 Introduction

2 Transport

3 Retention Models

4 Competitive Retention Models

5 Summary

References

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

References

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

Details

No. of pages:
476
Language:
English
Copyright:
© 2013
Published:
Imprint:
Academic Press
Print ISBN:
9780124072473
Electronic ISBN:
9780124077980