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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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Advances in Agronomy is a highly cited and well established serial review that includes cutting-edge reviews on topics in the crop and soil sciences. Each volume contains an eclectic group of reviews by leading scientists throughout the world. Five volumes are published yearly which ensures that authors' contributions are disseminated to the readership in a timely manner.

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Advances in Portable X-Ray Fluorescence (PXRF) for Environmental, Pedological, and Agronomic Applications David C. Weindorf, Noura Bakr and Yuanda Zhu Environmental Chemistry and Toxicology of Iodine Ethan M. Cox and Yuji Arai Guttation: New Insights into Agricultural Implications Sanjay Singh Assessing Nutrient Use Efficiency and Environmental Pressure of Macro-Nutrients in Bio-Based Mineral Fertilizers: A Review of Recent Advances and Best Practices at Field Scale Celine Vaneeckhaute, Greet Ghekiere, Evi Michels, Peter A. Vanrolleghem, Filip M.G. Tack and Erik Meers Exploring Options for Lowland Rice Intensification under Rainfed and Irrigated Ecologies in East and Southern Africa: The Potential Application of Integrated Soil Fertility Management principles Nhamo Nhamo, Gerald Kyalo and Virgilio Dinheiro Management of Soil Acidity of South American Soils for Sustainable Crop Production Nanda Kumar Fageria and Adriano Stephan Nascente

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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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