Advances in Agronomy

Advances in Agronomy

1st Edition - July 28, 2015

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  • Editor: Donald L Sparks
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128030509
  • Hardcover ISBN: 9780128030523

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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. 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 academia, government, and industry and students in an array of fields including crop and soil sciences, agronomy, plant biology, and environmental sciences. The readership spans the globe.

Table of Contents

  • Advances in Using Soft X-Ray Spectroscopy for Measurement of Soil Biogeochemical Processes

    Adam W. Gillespie, Courtney L. Phillips, James J. Dynes, David Chevrier, Thomas Z. Regier and Derek Peak

    Climate Change Effects on the Suitability of an Agricultural Area to Maize Cultivation: Application of a New Hybrid Land Evaluation System

    Antonello Bonfante, Eugenia Monaco, Silvia M. Alfieri, Francesca De Lorenzi, Piero Manna, Angelo Basile and Johan Bouma

    Advances in Structured Light Sensors Applications in Precision Agriculture and Livestock Farming

    Joan R. Rosell-Polo, Fernando Auat Cheein, Eduard Gregorio, Dionisio Andújar, Lluís Puigdomènech, Joan Masip and Alexandre Escolà

    Potential and Challenges of Rainfed Farming in India

    Cherukumalli Srinivasa Rao, Rattan Lal, Jasti V.N.S. Prasad, Kodigal A. Gopinath, Rajbir Singh, Vijay S. Jakkula, Kanwar L. Sahrawat, Bandi Venkateswarlu, Alok K. Sikka and Surinder M. Virmani

    Driver-Pressure-State-Impact-Response (DPSIR) Analysis and Risk Assessment for Soil Compaction – A European Perspective

    Per Schjønning, Jan J.H. van den Akker,Thomas Keller, Mogens H. Greve, Mathieu Lamande, Asko Simojoki, Matthias Stettler, Johan Arvidsson and Henrik Breuning-Madsen

Product details

  • No. of pages: 260
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 2015
  • Published: July 28, 2015
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128030509
  • Hardcover ISBN: 9780128030523

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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