Advances in Agronomy

Advances in Agronomy

1st Edition - April 18, 2020

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  • Editor: Donald Sparks
  • Hardcover ISBN: 9780128207659
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128207666

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Advances in Agronomy, Volume 161, 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. Root Systems of Major Tropical Root and Tuber Crops: Root Architecture, size, and Growth and Initiation of Storage Organs
    Peter J. Gregory and Tobias Wojciechowski
    2. Nanotechnology Support the Next Agricultural Revolution: Perspectives to Enhancement of Nutrient Use Efficiency
    Luca Marchiol, Michele lafisco, Guido Fellet and Alessio Adamiano
    3. Crop Spatial Uniformity, Yield and Weed Suppression
    Ping Lu, Baiwen Jiang and Jacob Weiner
    4. Soil Research Challenges in Response to Emerging Agricultural Soil Management Practices
    Anja-K. Techen, Katharina Helming, Nicolas Bruggemann, Edzo Veldkamp, Barbara Reinhold-Hurek, Marco Lorenz, Stephan Bartke, Uwe, Heinrich, Wulf Amelung, Katja Augustin, Jens Boy, Marife Corre, Rainer Duttman, Robin Gebbers, Norman Gentsch, Rita Grosch, Georg Guggenberger, Jurgen Kern, Ralf Kiese, Michael Kuhwald, Peter Leinweber, Michael Schloter, martin Wiesmeier, Traud Winkelmann and Hans-Jorg Vogel
    5. Site-specific Seeding: Principles and Technologies
    M. A. Munnaf, G. Haesaert, M. V. Meirvenne and A. M. Mouazen
    6. The Vanishing Legacy of Soil Salinity Data from Irrigated Districts: A Case Study from Spain and a Call for Action
    Carmen Castaneda, Juan Herrero and Borja Latorre

Product details

  • No. of pages: 384
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 2020
  • Published: April 18, 2020
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • Hardcover ISBN: 9780128207659
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128207666

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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