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Advances in Agronomy - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780128151716, 9780128151723

Advances in Agronomy, Volume 152

1st Edition

Editor: Donald L. Sparks
Hardcover ISBN: 9780128151716
eBook ISBN: 9780128151723
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 26th September 2018
Page Count: 266
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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


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.


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About the Editor

Donald L. Sparks

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