Advances in Agronomy - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780128124154, 9780128124161

Advances in Agronomy, Volume 146

1st Edition

Serial Editors: Donald Sparks
eBook ISBN: 9780128124161
Hardcover ISBN: 9780128124154
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 22nd September 2017
Page Count: 256
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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


Description

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
  • Readership

    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


    Details

    No. of pages:
    256
    Copyright:
    © Academic Press 2017
    Published:
    Imprint:
    Academic Press
    eBook ISBN:
    9780128124161
    Hardcover ISBN:
    9780128124154

    About the Serial Editors

    Donald Sparks Serial Editor

    Donald L. Sparks is the S. Hallock du Pont Chair in Soil and Environmental Chemistry, Francis Alison Professor and Director of the Delaware Environmental Institute at the University of Delaware. He is internationally recognized for his landmark research on the kinetics and mechanisms of metal/oxyanion/nutrient reactions at biogeochemical interfaces. His pioneering studies on kinetic processes in soils and minerals include the development of widely used and novel kinetic methods, elucidation of rate-limiting steps and mechanisms over a range of spatial and temporal scales, and coupling of real-time kinetic studies with in-situ molecular scale investigations. His discoveries on the speciation, formation rates and stability mechanisms of metal hydroxide surface precipitates, and their role in the retention and bioavailability of toxic metals in the terrestrial environment, have received worldwide attention. This research has led to more effective soil remediation strategies and predictive models.

    He is the author or coauthor of 286 publications. These include: 11 edited books, 53 book chapters, and 219 refereed papers. He is the author of two widely adopted textbooks, Kinetics of Soil Chemical Processes and Environmental Soil Chemistry (two editions) published by Academic Press. Dr. Sparks is an ISI Highly Cited Researcher; his research has been cited more than 8380 times and his h-index is 53 (Web of Science). Dr. Sparks has served as editor of Advances in Agronomy since 1991, having edited 77 volumes. He has given over 200 invited presentations at scientific conferences throughout the world, and been a lecturer at 98 universities and institutes in North America, Europe, Asia, and Australia.

    He has received numerous honors and awards including Fellow of five scientific societies, national and international research awards, distinguished fellowships and lectureships, and teaching and mentoring awards. He has advised 90 graduate students and postdoctoral researchers and been the recipient of more than $50 million in research funding. He served as President of both the Soil Science Society of America and the International Union of Soil Sciences.

    Affiliations and Expertise

    S. Hallock du Pont Chair in Soil and Environmental Chemistry and Director, Delaware Environmental Institute, University of Delaware, Newark, DE, USA