Advances in Agronomy: Volume 89
Volume 89 contains six comprehensive and timely reviews. Chapter 1 presents a thorough coverage of wet chemistry and state-of-the art molecular scale techniques, such as x-ray absorption fine structure (XAFS) and nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) spectroscopies, that can be used to characterize phosphorus in organic wastes. Chapter 2 discusses the Wheat Genetics Resource Center that has served the scientific community for 25 years. These resources have been useful to scientists in 45 countries and 39 of the states in the U.S. Chapter 3 covers various aspects of the biology and management of Stevia, a sweet herb of Paraguay. Chapter 4 is a timely review of aspects of soil fertility decline in the tropics as assessed by soil chemical measurements. Chapter 5 covers nematode interactions and assessment of models for their control on crop plants. Chapter 6 presents data and algorithms on ammonia emission form animal operations, a current area of much interest in the area of environmental quality.
- Hardback | 360 pages
- 157.5 x 228.6 x 20.3mm | 657.72g
- 07 Jun 2006
- Elsevier Science Publishing Co Inc
- Academic Press Inc
- San Diego, United States
- Illustrated; Illustrations, unspecified
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Table of contents
2. Wheat Genetics Resource Center: The First 25 Years
3. Cultivation of STEVIA (Stevia rebaudiana (Bert.) Bertoni): A Comprehensive Review
4. Assessing Soil Fertility Decline in the Tropics Using Soil Chemical Data
5. Nematode Interactions in Nature: Models for Sustainable Control of Nemataode Pests of Crop Plants?
6. Algorithms Determining Ammonia Emission From Buildings Housing Cattle and Pigs and From Manure Stores
About Donald L. Sparks
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.