Advances in Agronomy: Volume 117
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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.
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  • Hardback | 388 pages
  • 157.48 x 231.14 x 25.4mm | 703.06g
  • Academic Press Inc
  • San Diego, United States
  • English
  • New
  • 0123942780
  • 9780123942784

Table of contents

Agronomic and Ecological Implications of Biofuels
Catherine Bonin and Rattan Lal

Food Safety Issues for Mineral and Organic Fertilizers
Rufus L. Chaney

Mechanisms of Nickel Uptake and Hyperaccumulation by Plants and Implications for Soil Remediation
Shanying He, Zhenli He, Xiaoe Yang and Virupax C Baligar

Conservation Agriculture in the Semi-Arid Tropics: Prospects and Problems
Ram A. Jat, Suhas P. Wani and Kanwar L. Sahrawat

Green and Brown Manures in Dryland Wheat Production Systems in Mediterranean-Type Environments
M. M. Roper, S. P. Milroy and M. L. Poole

Productivity and Sustainability of the Rice-Wheat Cropping System in the Indo-Gangetic Plains of the Indian Subcontinent: Problems, Opportunities, and Strategies Bhagirath S. Chauhan, Gulshan Mahajan, Virender Sardana, Jagadish Timsina and Mangi L. Jat
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About Donald L. Sparks

Donald L. Sparks is the S. Hallock du Pont Chair in Soil and Environmental Chemistry, Francis Alison Professor and Director of the Delaware Environmental Institute at the University of Delaware. He is internationally recognized for his landmark research on the kinetics and mechanisms of metal/oxyanion/nutrient reactions at biogeochemical interfaces. His pioneering studies on kinetic processes in soils and minerals include the development of widely used and novel kinetic methods, elucidation of rate-limiting steps and mechanisms over a range of spatial and temporal scales, and coupling of real-time kinetic studies with in-situ molecular scale investigations. His discoveries on the speciation, formation rates and stability mechanisms of metal hydroxide surface precipitates, and their role in the retention and bioavailability of toxic metals in the terrestrial environment, have received worldwide attention. This research has led to more effective soil remediation strategies and predictive models. He is the author or coauthor of 286 publications. These include: 11 edited books, 53 book chapters, and 219 refereed papers. He is the author of two widely adopted textbooks, Kinetics of Soil Chemical Processes and Environmental Soil Chemistry (two editions) published by Academic Press. Dr. Sparks is an ISI Highly Cited Researcher; his research has been cited more than 8380 times and his h-index is 53 (Web of Science). Dr. Sparks has served as editor of Advances in Agronomy since 1991, having edited 77 volumes. He has given over 200 invited presentations at scientific conferences throughout the world, and been a lecturer at 98 universities and institutes in North America, Europe, Asia, and Australia. He has received numerous honors and awards including Fellow of five scientific societies, national and international research awards, distinguished fellowships and lectureships, and teaching and mentoring awards. He has advised 90 graduate students and postdoctoral researchers and been the recipient of more than $50 million in research funding. He served as President of both the Soil Science Society of America and the International Union of Soil Sciences.
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