Description

Advances in Agronomy continues to be recognized as a leading reference and a first-rate source for the latest research in agronomy. As always, the subjects covered are varied and exemplary of the myriad of subject matter dealt with by this long-running serial.

Key Features

  • Maintains the highest impact factor among serial publications in agriculture
  • Presents timely reviews on important agronomy issues
  • Enjoys a long-standing reputation for excellence in the field

Readership

Professionals, researchers, students, and government involved in agronomy, crop & soil sciences, plant science, and environmental sciences

Table of Contents

Contributors

Preface

Chapter One. Bioavailability, Toxicity, and Fate of Manufactured Nanomaterials in Terrestrial Ecosystems

Abstract

1 Manufactured Nanomaterials in Terrestrial Ecosystems: Emerging Contaminant?

2 Environmental Transformations of MNMs

3 Bioaccumulation, Toxicity, and Trophic Transfer of MNMs

4 Toxicity and Bioaccumulation of MNMs by Terrestrial Plants

5 Toxicity of MNMs to Terrestrial Plants

6 Uptake and Toxicity of MNMs to Soil Bacteria

7 Fungal Bioaccumulation and Mycotoxicity of MNMs

8 Uptake and Toxicity of MNMs to Soil Invertebrates

9 Dietary Uptake and Trophic Transfer of Nanoparticles in Terrestrial Ecosystems

10 Conclusion and Future Direction

References

Chapter Two. Global Warming and Its Possible Impact on Agriculture in India

Abstract

1 Introduction

2 Greenhouse Effect and Global Warming

3 Agents of Global Warming

4 Evidence for Climate Change and Impacts on Agriculture

5 Projected Climate Change in India

6 Impact of Global Warming on Agriculture and the Food Supply

7 Key Adaptation and Mitigation Strategies to Reduce the Effects of Climate Change

8 Conclusions

Acknowledgment

References

Chapter Three. Today's Use of Haploids in Corn Plant Breeding

Abstract

1 Introduction

2 Methods to Produce Haploids in Maize

3 Characteristics of Maize Haploids

4 Inducing and Doubling Maternal Haploids to Produce Doubled Haploids (Instant Inbreds)

5 Utilizing Paternal Haploids for Converting Male-Fertile Lines into Cytoplasmic Male-Sterile Lines

6 Comparing the Maternal Haploid and Paternal Haploid Systems

7 Concluding Statement

References

Chapter Four. Major Issues of Diffuse Reflectance NIR Spectroscopy in the Specific Context of Soil Carbon Content Estimat

Details

No. of pages:
300
Language:
English
Copyright:
© 2014
Published:
Imprint:
Academic Press
Electronic ISBN:
9780127999289
Print ISBN:
9780124202252