Advances in Agronomy

Advances in Agronomy

1st Edition - June 11, 2021

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  • Editor: Donald Sparks
  • eBook ISBN: 9780323850766
  • Hardcover ISBN: 9780128245897

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Advances in Agronomy, Volume 168, 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 other fields in the industry. Students in the fields of crop and soil sciences, agronomy, plant biology, and environmental sciences

Table of Contents

  • 1. Current Sensor Technologies for In Situ and On-line Measurement of Soil Nitrogen for Variable Rate Fertilization: A Review
    Angela Guerrero, Stefaan De Neve and Abdul M. Mouazen
    2. Application of Molecular Biotechnology to Manage Biotic Stress Affecting Crop Enhancement and Sustainable Agriculture
    Charles Oluwaseun Adetunji, Robert J. Kremer, Rasheed Makanjuola and Neera Bhalla Sarin
    3. A Review of Time Domain Reflectometry (TDR) Applications in Porous Media
    Hailong He, Gukailin Ao, Min Li, Jinghui Xu, Wenyi Sheng, Scott B. Jones, Juan D. Gonzalez Teruel, David A. Robinson, Robert Horton, Keith Bristow, Miles Dyck, Vilim Filipovic, Kosuke Noborio, Qingbai Wu, Huijun Jin, Hao Feng, Bingcheng Si, and Jialong Lv
    4. Soil Health in Agricultural Ecosystems: Current Status and Future Perspectives
    Gurpal S. Toor, Yun-Ya Yang, Srabani Das, Suzanne Dorsey and Gary Felton
    5. Genetic Improvement of Crop Yield, Grain Protein and Nitrogen Use Efficiency of Wheat, Rice and Maize in China
    Lin Liu, Victor O. Sadras, Jiaxing Xu, Changlu Hu, Xueyun Yang and Shulan Zhang

Product details

  • No. of pages: 270
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 2021
  • Published: June 11, 2021
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • eBook ISBN: 9780323850766
  • Hardcover ISBN: 9780128245897

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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