Advances in Agronomy

Advances in Agronomy

1st Edition - September 23, 2015

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  • Editor: Donald L Sparks
  • Hardcover ISBN: 9780128033234
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128030516

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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 rich and varied and exemplary of the abundant subject matter addressed by this long-running serial.

Key Features

  • Includes numerous, timely, state-of-the-art reviews
  • Features distinguished, well recognized authors from around the world
  • Builds upon this venerable and iconic review series
  • Covers the extensive variety and breadth of subject matter in crop and soil sciences


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. The readership spans the globe.

Table of Contents

      1. Management-Induced Changes to Soil Organic Carbon in China: A Meta-Analysis
      2. Xin Zhao, Ran Zhang, Jian-Fu Xue, Chao Pu, Xiang-Qian Zhang, Sheng-Li Liu, Fu Chen, Rattan Lal and Hai-Lin Zhang

      3. Advances and Perspectives to Improve the Phosphorus Availability in Cropping Systems for Agroecological Phosphorus Management
      4. Michel-Pierre Faucon, David Houben, Jean-Paul Reynoird, Anne-Maïmiti Mercadal-Dulaurent, Romain Armand and Hans Lambers

      5. Using Functional Traits to Assess the Services Provided by Cover Plants: A Review of Potentialities in Banana Cropping Systems
      6. Gaëlle Damour, Eric Garnier, Marie Laure Navas, Marc Dorel and Jean-Michel Risède

      7. Soil Biogeochemistry, Plant Physiology and Phytoremediation of Cadmium Contaminated Soils
      8. Shanying He, Zhenli He, Xiaoe Yang, Peter J. Stoffella and Virupax C. Baligar

      9. Bacterial Diseases of Crops: Elucidation of the Factors that Lead to Differences Between Field and Experimental Infections
        Jay Ram Lamichhane

Product details

  • No. of pages: 262
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 2015
  • Published: September 23, 2015
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • Hardcover ISBN: 9780128033234
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128030516

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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