Advances in Agronomy

Advances in Agronomy

1st Edition - May 12, 2017

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  • Editor: Donald Sparks
  • Hardcover ISBN: 9780128124192
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128124208

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Advances in Agronomy, Volume 144, the newest release in a serial that continues to be recognized as a leading reference and first-rate source for the latest research in agronomy presents new information on the following topics: An Important Tool with No Instruction Manual: A Review of Gypsum Use in Agriculture, Preventive Weed Management in Direct-Seeded Rice: Targeting the Weed Seedbank, Current Approaches and Future Trends in Compost Quality Criteria for Agronomic, Environmental and Human Health Benefits, and Grain Legume Production and Use in European Agricultural Systems. This highly regarded series contains an eclectic group of reviews by leading scientists throughout the world. As always, the subjects covered are rich, varied and comprehensively covered.

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 an 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

Table of Contents

  • 1. An Important Tool with No Instruction Manual: A Review of Gypsum Use in Agriculture
    Samuel Menegatti Zoca and Chad Penn
    2. Preventive Weed Management in Direct-Seeded Rice: Targeting the Weed Seedbank
    A.N. Rao, Daniel C. Brainard, Virender Kumar, Jagdish K. Ladha and David E. Jhonson
    3. Current Approaches and Future Trends in Compost Quality Criteria for Agronomic, Environmental and Human Health Benefits
    Maria Pilar Bernal, Sven G. Sommer, Dave Chadwick, Chen Qing, Li Guoxue and Frederick C. Michel Jr
    4. Grain Legume Production and Use in European Agricultural Systems
    Christine A. Watson, Moritz Reckling, Sara Preissel, Johann Bachinger, Göran Bergkvist, Tom Kuhlman, Kristina Lindström, Thomas Nemecek, Cairistiona F.E. Topp, Aila Vanhatalo, Peter Zander, Donal Murphy-Bokern and Fred L. Stoddard

Product details

  • No. of pages: 322
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 2017
  • Published: May 12, 2017
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • Hardcover ISBN: 9780128124192
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128124208

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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