Advances in Agronomy

Advances in Agronomy

1st Edition - January 10, 2023

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  • Editor: Donald Sparks
  • Hardcover ISBN: 9780443192586

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Advances in Agronomy, Volume 177, 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. Farming Systems Research: Concepts, Design and Methodology
    U.K. Behera and James France
    2. Soil Potassium Fertility and Management Strategies in South Asian Agriculture
    Ch. Srinivasarao, Sumanta Kundu, KV. Rao, A. K. Shukla, A. Subba Rao, Patricia Imas, Nanthi S. Bolan, Rattan Lal, JVNS Prasad, P. C. Abhilash, Ranjith Kumar, R. S. Meena, G. Pratibha, G. Narayanaswami, SK. Bansal, KC. Nataraj, M.Jagadeesh, K. Mrunalini, S. Jayaraman, M. L. Jat, S. Malleswari, Anthony Whitbread and B. Venkateswarlu
    3. Sensing for Characterizing and Monitoring Soil Functions – A Review
    Nelida E. Q. Silvero, Jose A. M. Dematte, Budiman Minasny, Nicolas Augusto Rosin, Jessica Garcia Nascimento, Heidy S. Rodriguez, Henrique Bellinaso, Andres Rico Gomez
    4. Isolation and Fractionation of Organic Matter from Soils and Waters
    Guixue Song and Michael H. B. Hayes
    5. Tolerance Mechanism and Management Concepts of Iron Toxicity in Rice: A Critical Review
    Hayat Ullah, Sheikh Faruk Ahmed, Raquel Santiago-Arenas, Sushil K. Himanshu, Elsayed Mansour, Suriyan Cha-um, Avishek Datta
    6. Smart Sensing & Automated Irrigation for Sustainable Rice Systems: A State of the Art Review
    Matthew Champness, Carlos Ballester-Lurbe, Rodrigo Filev Maia, John Hornbuckle


Product details

  • No. of pages: 296
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 2023
  • Published: January 10, 2023
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • Hardcover ISBN: 9780443192586

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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