Advances in Agronomy

Advances in Agronomy

1st Edition - September 18, 2020

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  • Editor: Donald Sparks
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128207727
  • Hardcover ISBN: 9780128207710

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Advances in Agronomy, Volume 164, the latest release in this leading reference on agronomy, contains a variety of updates and highlights new advances in the field. Each chapter is written by an international board of authors.

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.Near Infrared (NIR) Spectroscopy as a Rapid & Cost-effective Method for Nutrient Analysis of Plant Leaf Tissue
    Jeremy Aditya Prananto, Budiman Minasny and Timothy Weaver
    2. Fate and Transport of Molybdenum in Soils: Kinetic Modeling
    Wenguang Sun and H. Magdi Selim
    3. Comprehensive Evaluation of Mineral Adsorbents for Phosphate Removal in Agricultural Water
    Zhe Li and Yuji Arai
    4. Factors Influencing Elemental Micronutrient Supply from Pasture Systems for Grazing Ruminants
    P. T. Kao, T. Darch, S. P. McGrath, N. R. Kendall, H. L. Buss, H. Warren and
    M. R. F. Lee
    5. Use of Plastic Mulch in Agriculture and Strategies to Mitigate Environmental Concerns for Plastic Pollution and Soil Contamination
    Farooq Shah and Wei Wu
    6. Comparative Assessment of the Risks Associated with use of Manure and Sewage Sludge in Danish Agriculture
    Jakob Magid, Kathrine Eggers Pedersen, Max Hansen, Nina Cedergreen and Kristian Koefoed Brandt

Product details

  • No. of pages: 356
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 2020
  • Published: September 18, 2020
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128207727
  • Hardcover ISBN: 9780128207710

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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  • TAPAN A. Tue Jul 14 2020

    Nano Contaminants in Soil – Emerging Concerns and Risks

    Nano Contaminants in Soil – Emerging Concerns and Risks 1. Abstract 2. Introduction 3. Source of nano contaminants in soil 4. Behaviour, fate and transport of nano contaminants in soil 5. Toxicity of nano contaminants on plants, soil microbes and invertebrates 6. Implications and impacts of nano contaminants to human health 7. Theory and mechanism of nano contaminants toxicity 8. Risk assessment of nano contaminants toxicity 9. Conclusions and recommendations