Advances in Agronomy

Advances in Agronomy

1st Edition - April 20, 2015

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  • Editor: Donald L Sparks
  • Hardcover ISBN: 9780128021361
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128023457

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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. Each volume contains an eclectic group of reviews by leading scientists throughout the world. Five volumes are published yearly which ensures that authors’ contributions are disseminated to the readership in a timely manner. As always, the subjects covered are varied and exemplary of the myriad of subject matter dealt with by this long-running serial.

Key Features

  • Timely and state-of-the-art reviews
  • Distinguished, well recognized authors
  • A venerable and iconic review series
  • Timely publication of submitted reviews


scientists and practitioners in academe, government, and industry and students in an array of fields including crop and soil sciences, agronomy, plant biology, and environmental sciences

Table of Contents

    • Preface
    • Chapter One. Fusion of Soil and Remote Sensing Data to Model Soil Properties
      • 1. Introduction
      • 2. Technologies and Applications: Sensing of Soil- and Vegetation-Specific Properties
      • 3. Fusion of Sensors for Soil Modeling
      • 4. Promises and Perils to Model Soil Properties
      • 5. Final Remarks
    • Chapter Two. Climate-Change Effects on Soils: Accelerated Weathering, Soil Carbon, and Elemental Cycling
      • 1. Introduction
      • 2. Climate-Change Induced Accelerated Soil-Mineral Weathering and C Cycling
      • 3. Climate-Change Induced SOM Transformation and Mineralization
      • 4. Future Research Needs and Trends
    • Chapter Three. Phosphorus Recovery and Reuse from Waste Streams
      • 1. Introduction
      • 2. Global Phosphorus Production
      • 3. Role, Forms, and Sources of Phosphorus
      • 4. Phosphorus in the Environment
      • 5. Phosphorus Use Efficiency
      • 6. Waste Stream Production
      • 7. Recovery of Phosphorus from Waste Streams
      • 8. Summary and Future Research Needs
    • Chapter four. Weed Problems, Ecology, and Management Options in Conservation Agriculture: Issues and Perspectives
      • 1. Introduction
      • 2. Growth and Concerns in CA Worldwide
      • 3. Weed Seed Ecology
      • 4. Weed Community Ecology in CA
      • 5. Weed Management in CA
      • 6. Herbicide Resistance
      • 7. Conclusions
    • Chapter Five. Approaches to Translational Plant Science
      • 1. Introduction
      • 2. Methodology
      • 3. Viability
      • 4. Side Effects
      • 5. Implementation
      • 6. Alternatives
      • 7. Approach
      • 8. Conclusion
    • Index

Product details

  • No. of pages: 354
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 2015
  • Published: April 20, 2015
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • Hardcover ISBN: 9780128021361
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128023457

About the Serial Editor

Donald L Sparks

Donald L 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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