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Competitive Sorption and Transport of Heavy Metals in Soils and Geological Media

H. Magdi Selim
March 29, 2017

Most reported incidents of soil contamination include an array of heavy metals species rather than a single ion. The various interactions in these multicomponent or multiple-ion systems significantly impact the fate and transport of heavy metals, and competition for sorption sites on soil matrix...

Dynamics and Bioavailability of Heavy Metals in the Rootzone

H. Magdi Selim
March 29, 2017

Concerns regarding heavy metal contamination in terrestrial ecosystems have prompted increasing efforts on limiting their bioavailability in the root zone. The complexity of the hydrologic system gives rise to the need for understanding the fate and transport of trace elements in the...

Soil Salinity Management in Agriculture: Technological Advances and Applications

S. K. Gupta, Megh R. Goyal
March 13, 2017

This important volume, Soil Salinity Management in Agriculture, addresses the crucial issue of soil salinity of potential farmland and provides a comprehensive picture of the saline environment and plant interactions, along with management and reclamation methods and policies. With contributions...

Biochar: A Guide to Analytical Methods

Balwant Singh, Marta Camps Arbestain, Johannes Lehmann
March 03, 2017

Interest in biochar among soil and environment researchers has increased dramatically over the past decade. Biochar initially attracted attention for its potential to improve soil fertility and to uncouple the carbon cycle, by storing carbon from the atmosphere in a form that can remain stable for...

Improving Seed Conditioning

Bill Gregg
February 23, 2017

Seed conditioning is the final process that establishes the quality of a seed lot and determines its value. It is a complex process involving a significant series of machines, each of which must be used in the proper sequence of the entire process, and each machine must be carefully and properly...

Petrology of Polygenic Mafic-Ultramafic Massifs of the East Sakhalin Ophiolite Association

Felix P. Lesnov
December 22, 2016

The monograph is concerned with results of studies of petrology of mafic-ultramafic massifs as part of the East Sakhalin ophiolite association. It generalizes and interprets a large body of data (mainly original data) on geology, petrography, petrochemistry, and geochemistry of rocks; mineralogy...

Silicon in Plants: Advances and Future Prospects

Durgesh Kumar Tripathi, Vijay Pratap Singh, Parvaiz Ahmad, Devendra Kumar Chauhan, Sheo Mohan Prasad
December 19, 2016

In the present era, rapid industrialization and urbanization has resulted in unwanted physiological, chemical, and biological changes in the environment that have harmful effects on crop quality and productivity. This situation is further worsened by the growing demand for food due to an ever...

Soils and Human Health

Eric C. Brevik, Lynn C. Burgess
November 16, 2016

Despite the connections between soils and human health, there has not been a great amount of attention focused on this area when compared to many other fields of scientific and medical study. Soils and Human Health brings together authors from diverse fields with an interest in soils and human...

Nitrogen Management in Crop Production

Nand Kumar Fageria
November 16, 2016

One of the main approaches for safeguarding food security, sustainable development has increased demand for knowledge on fertilizer management in crop production. Among essential plant nutrients, nitrogen is one of the most important yield-limiting nutrients, mainly responsible for determining...

Encyclopedia of Soil Science, Third Edition

Rattan Lal
November 01, 2016

New and Improved Global Edition: Three-Volume Set A ready reference addressing a multitude of soil and soil management concerns, the highly anticipated and widely expanded third edition of Encyclopedia of Soil Science now spans three volumes and covers ground on a global scale. A definitive guide...

Soil Phosphorus

Rattan Lal, B. A. Stewart
August 26, 2016

Phosphorus is an essential plant nutrient, but global population growth has dramatically reduced the availability of phosphorus fertilizer resources. Despite this scarcity, there remain numerous problems associated with the excessive and inappropriate use of phosphorus leading to non-point source...

Performance Evaluation of Micro Irrigation Management: Principles and Practices

Megh R. Goyal
August 23, 2016

This new volume in the Innovations and Challenges in Micro Irrigation series covers an array of technologies to estimate evapotranspiration and to evaluate parameters that are needed in the management of micro irrigation, with worldwide applicability to irrigation management in agriculture. Topics...

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