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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

Readership

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

Table of Contents

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ADVANCES IN AGRONOMY

Contributors

Preface

Chapter One. Advances in the Analysis of Biogeochemical Interfaces: NanoSIMS to Investigate Soil Microenvironments

1 Introduction

2 Experimental Approaches for the Study of Soil Microenvironments Using NanoSIMS

3 NanoSIMS Requirements for Soil-Related Studies

4 Combination with Other Microscale Techniques

5 Conclusion

Acknowledgments

References

Chapter Two. Conservation Practices for Climate Change Adaptation

1 Aggregate Impacts

2 Potential Effects of Climate Change on Soil Resources

3 Climate Change and Soil Erosion

4 Thresholds of Soil Erosion

5 Rates of Soil Erosion

6 Soil Quality, Carbon, and Productivity

7 Soil Resources and Conservation Practices: Mitigation and Adaptation

8 Can the Effects of Climate Change Be Ameliorated Using Practices?

9 Summary

References

Chapter Three. Characterization of Organic Matter Composition of Soil and Flow Path Surfaces Based on Physicochemical Principles—A Review

1 Introduction

2 SOM Quantification as SOC

3 SOM Separation Methods

4 Methods for Determination of OM Composition

5 Applying FTIR Spectroscopy in Organic Chemistry and in Soil Science

6 Relations Between SOM Composition and Soil Properties

7 From the Lab to the Field

8 Summary and Conclusions

Acknowledgments

References

Chapter Four. The Chemistry and Biochemistry of Organic Components in the Soil Solutions of Wheat Rhizospheres

1 Introduction

2 Materials and Methods

3 Thermal Analysis of the Soil Solutions by Py-FIMS

4 Mass Spectrometric Analysis of the Four Soil Solutions at the Four Stages of Wheat Growth

5 Summary of Component Classes and their IIs

6 The Role of Root Exudates in Soil Soluti

Details

No. of pages:
544
Language:
English
Copyright:
© 2013
Published:
Imprint:
Academic Press
eBook ISBN:
9780124078086
Print ISBN:
9780124076853