Advances in Agronomy

Advances in Agronomy

1st Edition - April 18, 2018

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  • Editor: Donald Sparks
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128151785
  • Hardcover ISBN: 9780128151778

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Advances in Agronomy, Volume 149, the latest release in the series, 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. The readership spans the globe

Table of Contents

  • 1. Advances in Molecular Approaches for Understanding Soil Organic Matter Composition, Origin and Turnover – A Historical Overview
    Ingrid Kogel-Knabner and Cornelia Rumpel
    2. On the Use of Silicon as an Agronomic Mitigation Strategy to Decrease Arsenic Uptake by Rice
    Angelia L. Seyfferth, Matt A. Limmer and Gretchen E. Dykes
    3. Cracks and Pot-holes in Vertisols: Characteristics, Occurrence and Management
    J. Somasundaram, Rattan Lal, N. K. Sinha, Ram Dalal, A. Chitralekha, R. S. Chaudhary and A. K. Patra
    4. The Importance of Sustained Grassland and Environmental Research: A Case Study from North Wyke Research Station, UK, 1982-2017
    M. S. A. Blackwell, S. C. Jarvis, R. J. Wilkins, D. A. Beaumont, L. M. Cardenas, D. R. Chadwick, A. L. Collins, J. A. J. Dungait, M. J. Gibb, A. Hopkins, M. R. F. Lee, T. H. Misselbrook, P. J. Murray, J. R. B. Tallowin
    5. Legacy Nutrient Dynamics at the Watershed Scale: Principles, Modeling and Implications
    Dingjiang Chen, Hong Shen, Mingpeng Hu, Jiahui Wang, Yufu Zhang, Randy A. Dahlgre

Product details

  • No. of pages: 330
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 2018
  • Published: April 18, 2018
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128151785
  • Hardcover ISBN: 9780128151778

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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