Advances in Agronomy

Advances in Agronomy

1st Edition - September 21, 2017

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  • Editor: Donald Sparks
  • Hardcover ISBN: 9780128124154
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128124161

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Advances in Agronomy, Volume 146 is the latest in a series that continues to be recognized as a leading reference for the latest research in agronomy. Updated chapters in this new release include the Significance and Role of Si in Crop Production, National Comparison of the Total and Sequestered Organic Matter Contents of Conventional and Organic Farm Soils, Purine – N Metabolism in Drought or Salinity Challenged Food Security Crops, Plant Rooting and Cropping Systems Management to Improve N Use Efficiency, and The Important Role of Layered Double Hydroxides in Soil Chemical Processes and Remediation: What We Have Learned Over the Past 20 Years. Each volume in the evolving series contains an eclectic group of reviews by leading scientists throughout the world. As always, the subjects covered are rich, varied and exemplary of the abundant subject matter addressed by this long-running serial.

Key Features

  • Includes numerous, timely, state-of-the-art reviews on the latest advancements in agronomy
  • 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 the 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. National Comparison of the Total and Sequestered Organic Matter Contents of Conventional and Organic Farm Soils
    Elham A. Ghabbour, Geoffrey Davies, Tracy Misiewicz, Reem A. Alami, Erin M. Askounis, Nicholas P. Cuozzo, Alexia J. Filice, Jennifer M. Haskell, Andy K. Moy, Alexandra C. Roach and Jessica Shade
    2. Harvest Index of Maize (Zea mays L.): Are There Possibilities for Improvement?
    Birgit W. Hütsch and Sven Schubert
    3. Significance and Role of Si in Crop Production
    Richard J. Haynes
    4. Purine-Derived Ureides Under Drought and Salinity
    Bikash Baral and Maria L. Izaguirre-Mayoral
    5. Enhanced Plant Rooting and Crop System Management for Improved N Use Efficiency
    Ciro A. Rosolem, Karl Ritz, Heitor Cantarella, Marcelo V. Galdos, Malcolm J. Hawkesford, W. Richard Whalley and Sacha J. Mooney

Product details

  • No. of pages: 256
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 2017
  • Published: September 21, 2017
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • Hardcover ISBN: 9780128124154
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128124161

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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