Advances in Agronomy

Advances in Agronomy

1st Edition - April 19, 2019

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  • Editor: Donald Sparks
  • Hardcover ISBN: 9780128174081
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128174098

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Advances in Agronomy, Volume 155, the newest release in this valuable serial, 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. Effects of agricultural intensification on soil biodiversity and implications for ecosystem functioning: A meta-analysis
    Marie-Anne de Graaff, Nicole Hornslein, Heather L. Throop, Paul Kardol and Linda T.A. van Diepen
    2. Cakile maritima, a promising model for halophyte studies and a putative cash crop for saline agriculture
    Delphine Arbelet-Bonnin, Ibtissem Ben Hamed-Louati, Patrick Laurenti, Chedly Abdelly, Karim Ben Hamed and François Bouteau
    3. Metal bioavailability and the soil microbiome
    Tarah S. Sullivan and Geoffrey M. Gadd
    4. Breeding strategies for structuring salinity tolerance in wheat
    Abdul Mujeeb-Kazi, Rana Munns, Awais Rasheed, Francis C. Ogbonnaya, Niaz Ali, Philip Hollington, Ian Dundas, Nasir Saeed, Richard Wang, Pichu Rengasamy, Muhammad Sohail Saddiq, Jose Luis Diaz de Leon, Muhammad Ashraf and Sanjaya Rajaram
    5. Review of existing knowledge on soil crusting in South Africa
    Michiel Christiaan Laker and Gerhardus Petrus Nortjé
    6. New directions for integrated weed management: Modern technologies, tools and knowledge discovery
    Nicholas E. Korres, Nilda R. Burgos, Ilias Travlos, Maurizio Vurro, Thomas K. Gitsopoulos, Vijaya K. Varanasi, Stephen O. Duke, Per Kudsk, Chad Brabham, Christopher E. Rouse and Reiofeli Salas-Perez

Product details

  • No. of pages: 343
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 2019
  • Published: April 19, 2019
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • Hardcover ISBN: 9780128174081
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128174098

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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