Advances in Agronomy

Advances in Agronomy

1st Edition - September 24, 2018

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  • Editor: Donald Sparks
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128151723
  • Hardcover ISBN: 9780128151716

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Advances in Agronomy continues to be recognized as a leading reference and 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, 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.

Table of Contents

  • 1. Experiments, Uptake Mechanisms and Functioning of Si foliar fertilization – A Review Focusing on Maize, Rice and Wheat
    Daniel Puppe and Michael Sommer
    2. Pre-drought Priming: A Key Drought Tolerance Engine in Support of Grain Development in Wheat
    Muhammad Abid, Zhongwei Tian, Rizwan Zahoor, Syed Tahir Ata-Ul-Karim, Chastain Daryl, John L. Snider and Tingbo Dai
    3. Bio-Waste Management in Sub-Tropical Soils of India: Future Challenges and Opportunities in Agriculture
    Madhab Chandra Manna, Mohammad Mahmudur Rahman, Ravi Naidu, Asha Sahu, Sudeshna Bhattacharjya, R. H. Wanjari, Ashok Kumar Patra, S. K. Chaudhari, Kaushik Majumdarand and S. S. Khanna
    4. Feeding the Palm: A Review of Oil Palm Nutrition
    T. T. Tiemann, C. R. Donough, Y. L. Lim, R. Hardter, R. Norton, H. H. Tao, R. Jaramillo, T. Satyanarayana, S. Zingore and T. Oberthur

Product details

  • No. of pages: 266
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 2018
  • Published: September 24, 2018
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128151723
  • Hardcover ISBN: 9780128151716

About the 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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