Advances in Agronomy

Advances in Agronomy

1st Edition - January 13, 2021

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  • Editor: Donald Sparks
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128245743
  • Hardcover ISBN: 9780128245736

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Advances in Agronomy, Volume 165, 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, with this release including chapters on Urban Anthropogenic Soils – A Review, Epichloe spp. And Serendipita indica Endophytic Fungi: Functions in Plant-Soil Relations, Heating Up a Cold Case: Applications of Analytical Pyrolysis GC/MS to Assess Molecular Biomarkers in Peat, The problem with “Apparent Electrical Conductivity” in Soil Electromagnetic Induction Studies, 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 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. Urban Anthropogenic Soils – A Review
    Jeffrey L. Howard
    2. Epichloe spp. And Serendipita indica Endophytic Fungi: Functions in Plant-Soil Relations
    M. R. Mosaddeghi, F. Hosseini, M. A. Hajabbasi, M. R. Sabzalian and M. Sepehri
    3. Heating Up a Cold Case: Applications of Analytical Pyrolysis GC/MS to Assess Molecular Biomarkers in Peat
    Kristy Klein, Miriam Gross-Schmölders, Christine Alewell and Jens Leifeld
    4. The problem with “Apparent Electrical Conductivity” in Soil Electromagnetic Induction Studies
    Juan Herrero, Irish Lorraine B. Pabuayon
    5. Potential Use of Cover Crops for Soil and Water Conservation, Nutrient Management, and Climate Change Adaptation Across the Tropics
    Jorge A. Delgado, Victor H. Barrera Mosquera, Jeffrey R. Alwang, Alexis Villacis-Aveiga, Yamil E. Cartagena Ayala, Donna Neer, Carlos Monar and Luis O. Escudero Lopez
    6. Ameliorating Dense Clay Subsoils to Increase the Yield of Rain-fed Crops
    Peter Sale, Ehsan Tavakkoll, Roger Armstrong, Nigel Wilhelm, Caixian Tang, Jack Desbiollels, Bill Malcolm, Garry O’Leary, Geoffrey Dean, David Davenport, Sam Henty and Murray Hart 

Product details

  • No. of pages: 320
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 2021
  • Published: January 13, 2021
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128245743
  • Hardcover ISBN: 9780128245736

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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