Advances in Agronomy

Advances in Agronomy

1st Edition - April 26, 2014

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  • Editor: Donald Sparks
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128003237
  • Hardcover ISBN: 9780128001325

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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

    • Preface
    • Chapter One. Soil Chemical Insights Provided through Vibrational Spectroscopy
      • 1. Introduction
      • 2. FTIR Sampling Techniques
      • 3. Raman Sampling Techniques
      • 4. Soil Mineral Analysis
      • 5. SOM Spectral Components
      • 6. Bacteria and Biomolecules
      • 7. Soil Amendments
      • 8. Molecular-scale Analysis at the Solid–Liquid Interface
      • 9. Real World Complexity: Soil Analysis for Mineral and Organic Components
      • 10. FTIR Spectroscopy for SOM Analysis
      • 11. Summary
    • Chapter Two. Water-Saving Innovations in Chinese Agriculture
      • 1. Introduction
      • 2. Framework of Water-Saving Agriculture
      • 3. Water-Resource Management
      • 4. Water-Saving Cropping Practices
      • 5. Water-Saving Engineering Systems
      • 6. Challenges and Opportunities in Water-Saving Agriculture
      • 7. Conclusions
    • Chapter Three. The Physiology of Potassium in Crop Production
      • 1. Introduction
      • 2. Physiology of Potassium Nutrition
      • 3. Stress Mitigation
      • 4. Summary
    • Chapter Four. Disease and Frost Damage of Woody Plants Caused by Pseudomonas syringae
      • 1. Introduction
      • 2. Economic Importance
      • 3. Types of Diseases of Woody Plants Caused by P. syringae and Their Importance
      • 4. Epidemiology
      • 5. The Diversity of P. syringae Causing Disease to Woody Plant Species
      • 6. Control of Diseases of Woody Plants Caused by P. syringae
      • 7. The Case of Frost Damage due to Ice Nucleation-Active P. syringae
      • 8. Conclusions and Perspectives
    • Index

Product details

  • No. of pages: 312
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 2014
  • Published: April 26, 2014
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128003237
  • Hardcover ISBN: 9780128001325

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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