Advances in Agronomy

Advances in Agronomy

1st Edition - January 29, 2019

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  • Editor: Donald Sparks
  • Hardcover ISBN: 9780128174067
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128174074

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Advances in Agronomy, Volume 154 continues the legacy of this leading series 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. Chapters in this updated volume include Experiments, Uptake Mechanisms and Functioning of Si foliar fertilization – A Review Focusing on Maize, Rice and Wheat, Pre-drought Priming: A Key Drought Tolerance Engine in Support of Grain Development in Wheat, Bio-Waste Management in Sub-Tropical Soils of India, and more.

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 academia, 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. Preface
    Kathy Fleischut
    2. Experiments, Uptake Mechanisms and Functioning of Si foliar fertilization – A Review Focusing on Maize, Rice and Wheat
    Michael Sommer
    3. Pre-drought Priming: A Key Drought Tolerance Engine in Support of Grain Development in Wheat
    Muhammad Abid
    4. Bio-Waste Management in Sub-Tropical Soils of India: Future Challenges and Opportunities in Agriculture
    M.C. Manna
    5. Feeding the Palm: A Review of Oil Palm Nutrition
    T. Oberthur

Product details

  • No. of pages: 308
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 2019
  • Published: January 29, 2019
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • Hardcover ISBN: 9780128174067
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128174074

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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