Advances in Agronomy

Advances in Agronomy

1st Edition - September 28, 2022

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  • Editor: Donald Sparks
  • eBook ISBN: 9780323989626
  • Hardcover ISBN: 9780323989619

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Advances in Agronomy, Volume 176, 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. Photosynthetic Acclimation and Elevated [CO2] Induced Nitrogen Deficiency: Two Related Phenomena that Limit Positive Plant Responses to Elevated [CO2]
    Moshe Halpern, Uri Yermiyahu and Asher Bar-Tal
    2. Progress in Genetic Studies of Traits Related to the Nutritional Value of Wheat
    Fang Li, Ahui Zhao, Chao Cui, Jian Dong, Xiang Gao, Sachin Rustgi and Mingming Yang
    3. Calcium Carbonate Minerals as Scavengers of Metals and Radionuclides for Natural Attenuation and Remediation
    Nikolla P. Qafoku, Amanda R. Lawter, Elizabeth C. Gillispie, Erin McElroy, Frances N. Smith, Rahul Sahajpal, Kirk Cantrell and Vicky Freedman
    4. Perspectives on Soil Series Classification Based on Comparison of Two Contrasting Scenarios
    M. C. Laker and G. P. Nortje
    5. Nonadditive Gene Expression and Epigenetic Changes in Polyploid Plants and Crops
    Zhi Li and Z. Jeffrey Chen
    6. Impact of Soil-Water Contaminants on Tropical Agriculture, Animal and Societal Environment
    Avijit Ghosh, Madhab Chandra Manna, Shankar Jha, Amit K. Singh, Sukanya Misra, Ramesh Chandra Srivastava, Prem Prakash Srivastava, Ranjan Laik, Ranjan Bhattacharyya, S. S. Prasad, S. P. Singh, Santosh Singh, Bipin Kumar, Sanjay Tiwari and Ashok Singh

Product details

  • No. of pages: 304
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 2022
  • Published: September 28, 2022
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • eBook ISBN: 9780323989626
  • Hardcover ISBN: 9780323989619

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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