Advances in Agronomy, Volume 124

1st Edition

Hardcover ISBN: 9780128001387
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Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 15th January 2014
Page Count: 248
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Table of Contents

Chapter One: Opportunities and Challenges of Soil Carbon Sequestration by Conservation Agriculture in China

1 Introduction

2 CA in China

3 Effects of CA in China

4 Potential and Opportunities for CA and SOC Research

5 Conclusions


Chapter Two: A Meta-Analysis and Review of Plant-Growth Response to Humic Substances: Practical Implications for Agriculture

1 Introduction

2 Meta-Analysis

3 Plant-Growth Response to HS: Moderating Factors

4 Practical Use of HS in Agriculture

5 Knowledge Gaps and Research Needs

6 Conclusions


Appendix A. Study References for SDW Data used in the Meta-Analysis

Appendix B. Study References for RDW Data used in the Meta-Analysis

Chapter Three: Properties and Management of Acid Sulfate Soils in Southeast Asia for Sustainable Cultivation of Rice, Oil Palm, and Cocoa

1 Introduction

2 Formation and Properties of Acid Sulfate Soils in Southeast Asia

3 Management of Acid Sulfate Soils for Rice Cultivation

4 Management of Acid Sulfate Soil for Oil Palm Cultivation

5 Management of Acid Sulfate Soil for Cocoa Cultivation

6 Summary and Conclusions


Chapter Four: Plant Responses to Limited Moisture and Phosphorus Availability: A Meta-Analysis

1 Introduction

2 Complexity and Limitations of the Current Literature

3 Dry Soil Restricts P Movement and P Uptake by Plants

4 Effects of Moisture and P Limitation on Shoot Processes

5 Effects of Moisture and P Limitation on Root Processes

6 Effects of Moisture and P Limitation on Soil P Dynamics

7 Influence of Arbuscular Mycorrhizal Fungi

8 Hydraulic Redistribution

9 Limitations of Laboratory Studies

10 Concluding Remar


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


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