Advances in Agronomy

Advances in Agronomy

1st Edition - July 12, 2013

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  • Editor: Donald Sparks
  • eBook ISBN: 9780124171527

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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


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

Table of Contents

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    Chapter One. Micronutrient Constraints to Crop Production in the Middle East–West Asia Region: Significance, Research, and Management


    1 Introduction

    2 Middle East–West Asia: An Overview

    3 Soil Factors and Micronutrient Behavior

    4 Micronutrient Disorders: Diagnosis Approaches

    5 Micronutrient Research: Significance, Soil Behavior, and Crop Responses

    6 Managing Micronutrient Deficiencies

    7 Future Research Needs

    8 Conclusions



    Chapter Two. Assessment and Modeling of Soil Available Phosphorus in Sustainable Cropping Systems


    1 Introduction

    2 Phosphorus in Agricultural Soils

    3 Soil Available Phosphorus Measurements

    4 Modeling Soil Available Phosphorus

    5 Conclusions and Future Work


    Chapter Three. Wien Effect in Suspensions and Its Application in Soil Science: A Review


    1 Introduction

    2 Fundamentals of Wien Effect

    3 Stripping Intensity of Ions Adsorbed on Surfaces of Soil Particles

    4 Dissociation Degree of Ions Adsorbed on Surfaces of Soil Particles

    5 Binding Energies of Ions to Soil Particles

    6 Adsorption Energies of Ions to Soil Particles

    7 Concluding Remarks and Future Research Needs



    Chapter Four. Genetic Diversity for Wheat Improvement as a Conduit to Food Security


    1 Introduction

    2 Distribution of Genetic Diversity

    3 Wheat Improvement

    4 Wide Crosses: The Need, the Products, and Anticipated Impacts to Address Food Security

    5 Wheat Grain Quality and Genetic Resources

    6 Alien Genes in Wheat Germplasm and Translocation Categories

    7 Elucidation of Some Recombination Studies (Summarized in Table 4.1)

    8 Screening Alien species for Rust Resistance

    9 Addition Line Production

    10 Some General Considerations

    11 Some Ongoing Studies and the Way Forward Strategy with Alien Resources

    12 Some Concerns

    13 Conclusions


    Further Reading


Product details

  • No. of pages: 276
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 2013
  • Published: July 12, 2013
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • eBook ISBN: 9780124171527

About the Serial Editor

Donald Sparks

Donald Sparks
DONALD L. SPARKS is the Unidel S. Hallock du Pont Chair and Francis Alison Professor at the University of Delaware. He is internationally recognized for his research in the areas of kinetics of biogeochemical processes and surface chemistry of natural materials. His research has focused on fate and transport of trace metals in soil and water, soil remediation, water quality, and carbon sequestration in soils. Dr. Sparks is the author of two previous editions of Environmental Soil Chemistry and more than 350 refereed papers and book chapters. He is fellow of five scientific societies, and he has been the recipient of major awards and lectureships including the Geochemistry Medal from the American Chemical Society, the Liebig Medal from the International Union of Soil Sciences, the Einstein Professorship from the Chinese Academy of Sciences and the Philippe Duchaufour Medal from the European Geosciences Union. Dr. Sparks served as president of the Soil Science Society of America and the International Union of Soil Sciences, has served on advisory committees for several national laboratories and national and international centers and institutes, and served as chair of the U.S. National Academy of Sciences (NAS) Committee for Soil Sciences and other NAS Committees.

Affiliations and Expertise

Director, Delaware Environmental Institute, University of Delaware, Newark, DE, USA

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