Advances in Agronomy

Advances in Agronomy

1st Edition - January 29, 2022

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  • Editor: Donald Sparks
  • eBook ISBN: 9780323989541
  • Hardcover ISBN: 9780323989534

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Advances in Agronomy, Volume 172, the latest release in this leading reference on the topic, contains a variety of updates and highlights new advances in the field, with each chapter 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

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

  • Cover image
  • Title page
  • Table of Contents
  • Copyright
  • Contributors
  • Preface
  • Chapter One: Soil organic matter formation, persistence, and functioning: A synthesis of current understanding to inform its conservation and regeneration
  • Abstract
  • 1: Introduction
  • 2: Soil organic matter formation
  • 3: The persistence of soil organic matter
  • 4: Soil organic matter relationships to soil properties, functions, and their outcomes
  • 5: Managing for soil organic matter regeneration
  • Acknowledgment
  • References
  • Chapter Two: The soil health–human health nexus: Mineral thresholds, interlinkages and rice systems in Jharkhand, India
  • Abstract
  • 1: Introduction
  • 2: Soil, plant, and animal/human mineral nutrition in subsistence rice systems with an emphasis on India
  • 3: Characterizing soil, rice and human health status in Jharkhand, India, and their interlinkages
  • 4: Conclusions
  • Acknowledgments
  • Appendix
  • References
  • Chapter Three: Soil health assessment methods: Progress, applications and comparison
  • Abstract
  • 1: Introduction
  • 2: Application and comparison of soil health assessment methods
  • 3: A SMAF and CASH case study comparison
  • 4: Conclusions
  • Acknowledgments
  • References
  • Chapter Four: Rice grain quality: Where we are and where to go?
  • Abstract
  • 1: Background
  • 2: Rice quality traits and phenotyping
  • 3: Genetics and genomics of rice grain quality traits
  • 4: Genomics-assisted breeding for rice with good grain quality
  • 5: Application of genome editing to grain quality improvement
  • 6: Conclusion remark and prospective
  • Author contributions
  • Funding
  • References
  • Chapter Five: Conservation Agriculture in the drylands of the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region: Past trend, current opportunities, challenges and future outlook
  • Abstract
  • 1: Introduction
  • 2: Major challenges facing agriculture in the MENA region
  • 3: Conservation Agriculture: From concept to an integrated approach in MENA
  • 4: Potential benefits from CA
  • 5: Spread of conservation agriculture in MENA
  • 6: Barriers in upscaling adoption of conservation agriculture in MENA
  • 7: Conclusions
  • 8: Future outlook for CA in MENA
  • 9: Research needs and the way forward
  • Acknowledgment
  • References
  • Chapter Six: Current status of herbicide-resistant weeds and their management in the rice-wheat cropping system of South Asia
  • Abstract
  • 1: Introduction
  • 2: Rice-wheat cropping system
  • 3: Weed flora in rice and wheat crops in South Asian countries
  • 4: Existing weed management practices in South Asia
  • 5: Evolution of herbicide resistance in weeds
  • References
  • Index

Product details

  • No. of pages: 372
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 2022
  • Published: January 29, 2022
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • eBook ISBN: 9780323989541
  • Hardcover ISBN: 9780323989534

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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