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Advances in Agronomy
1st Edition, Volume 85 - February 9, 2005
Editor: Donald L. Sparks
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Advances in Agronomy continues to be recognized as a leading reference and a first-rate source of the latest research in agronomy. Major reviews deal with the current topics of… Read more
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Advances in Agronomy continues to be recognized as a leading reference and a first-rate source of the latest research in agronomy. Major reviews deal with the current topics of interest to agronomists, as well as crop and soil scientists. As always, the subjects covered are varied and exemplary of the myriad subject matter dealt with by this long-running serial. Editor Donald Sparks, former president of the Soil Science Society of America and current president of the International Union of Soil Science, is the S. Hallock du Pont Chair of Plant and Soil Sciences at The University of Delaware.
Volume 85 contains seven excellent reviews that discuss topics critical to agricultural and environmental sustainability.
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
Professionals, researchers, and students involved in agronomy, crop & soil sciences, plant science, and environmental sciences
1. Advances in Hydropedology (H. Lin, J. Bouma, L. P. Wilding, J. L. Richardson, M. Kutilek, and D. R. Nielsen)
2. Bioindustrial and Biopharmaceutical Products Produced in Plants (John A. Howard and Elizabeth Hood)
3. Assessing the Potential for Pathogen Transfer from Grassland Soils to Surface Waters (David. M. Oliver, Christopher D. Clegg, Philip M. Haygarth and A. L. Heathwaite)
4. Developing Existing Plant Root-system Architecture Models to Meet Future Agricultural Challenges (Lianhai Wu, M. B. McGechan, C. A. Watson and J. A. Baddeley)
5. Labile Organic Matter Fractions as Central Components of the Quality of Agricultural Soils: An Overview (R. J. Haynes)
6. Crop Residue Management for Nutrient Cycling and Improving Soil Productivity in Rice-Based Cropping Systems in the Tropics(Yadvinder-Singh, Bijay-Singh, and J. Timsina)
7. Aspects of Jojoba Agronomy and Management (G. J. Ash, A. Albiston, and E. J. Cother)
No. of pages: 464
Published: February 9, 2005
Imprint: Academic Press
Hardback ISBN: 9780120007837
eBook ISBN: 9780080490182
Donald L. 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