Advances in agronomy. Volume 130 / edited by Donald L. Sparks ; contributors Svetlana Antanasovic [and thirty six others].

First edition.
Waltham, Massachusetts : Academic Press, 2015.
1 online resource (445 p.)
Electronic books.
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Front Cover; Advances in AGRONOMY; Advances in Agronomy; Advances in AGRONOMYEdited byDONALD L. SPARKSDepartment of Plant and Soil Sciences University of Delaware Newark, Delaware, ...; Copyrights; Contents; Contributors; Preface; Mineral-Organic Associations: Formation, Properties, and Relevance in Soil Environments; 1. Properties of the Organic Phase; 1.1 Defining Soil Organic Matter; 1.2 Soil Moisture is a Global Master Control for the Formation of MOAs; 1.3 Organic Matter in the Aqueous Phase is Small and Mobile
1.4 Oxidation Enhances Solubility and Chemical Reactivity of Organic Compounds1.5 DOM Composition is Spatially and Temporally Variable; 1.6 DOM Composition Changes after Contact with Pore Walls; 1.7 Synthesis; 2. Basic Properties of Mineral Reaction Partners; 3. Formation; 3.1 Adsorption Reactions of Organic Ligands; 3.1.1 Definition of Terms; 3.1.2 Adsorption to Metal Oxides and Phyllosilicates; 3.1.3 Controls on Adsorption; 3.2 Coprecipitation of Organic Ligands by Iron and Aluminum; 3.2.1 Controls and Constraints on Coprecipitation; 3.2.2 Properties of OM-Fe, Al Coprecipitates
3.2.3 Reactivity of Fe and Al Coprecipitates3.2.4 Environmental Relevance of Fe and Al Coprecipitates in Soil; 4. Interactions between Microbiota and Minerals; 4.1 Cell Adhesion to Solid Surfaces; 4.2 Spatial Heterogeneity of Microbial Life in Soil; 4.3 The Role of Extracellular Polymeric Substances in the Formation of MOAs; 4.4 Microbial Dissolution of Soil Minerals; 4.5 Microbial-Induced Formation of Soil Minerals; 4.6 Synthesis; 5. The Role of MOAs in Soil Carbon Storage and Preservation; 5.1 Does Adsorption to Reactive Mineral Phases Control the Preservation of OM?
5.2 Microbial Recycling of OM Stored in MOAs5.3 Mechanisms Controlling OM Release into Dissolved Pools; 5.3.1 Desorption due to Local Disequilibrium; 5.3.2 Surface Displacement due to Competitive Sorption; 5.3.3 Mineral Dissolution, Transformation, and Mobilization; 6. Analytical Methods; 6.1 Bulk Approaches; 6.2 Imaging Approaches; 6.3 Synchrotron- and Neutron Source-Based Techniques; 6.4 Examples; 7. Conclusions and Outlook; 7.1 MOA Formation is Enhanced under Conditions of Intense Pedogenesis; 7.2 Does the Existence of Thermodynamically Strong Bonds Guarantee Long Residence Time?
7.3 Adsorption versus Coprecipitation7.4 Underrated Feature: Porosity and Microtopography; 7.5 Role of the Microbiota: Localized "Hot Spots" versus Whole Soil Environment; 7.6 Analytical Improvements are Available at an Accelerating Pace, but Techniques are Nontrivial; Acknowledgments; References; The Use of Biostimulants for Enhancing Nutrient Uptake; 1. Introduction; 2. Humic Substances; 2.1 Introduction to HS; 2.2 Characterization of HS; 2.3 Effects of HS on Plant Growth; 2.3.1 Effects of HS on Nutrient Uptake; 2.4 Mechanisms by Which HS Affect Nutrient Uptake
2.4.1 HS Improve Soil Structure
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Includes bibliographical references at the end of each chapters and index.
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Sparks, Donald L., editor.
Antanasovic, Svetlana, contributor.
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