Nanoparticles for Sustainable Agriculture and their Effect on Plants

Author(s): Amrisha Srivastava, Rachana Singh*

Journal Name: Current Nanoscience

Volume 17 , Issue 1 , 2021

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Nano-biotechnology is gaing attention in the field of agriculture because of its different applications such as release of nutrients, pesticides, nanosensors, veterinary care, detection of nutrient deficiencies and many more. Nanoparticles, measured in nano size, is used in variety of forms to improve the efficiency of nutrient utilization and reduces the costs of environmental protection. Nano fertilizer, one of the important aspect of nanoparticles. It facilitates incorporation of measured amount of nutrition to the crops which reduces the chance of nutrition loss, thus helps to improve crop fertility. Toxic waste from soil and water can also be reduced by the use of different agrichemicals. Nanotechnology has the potential to detect the disease at an early stage and also improves the ability of plants to uptake nutrients, thus improving agriculture and food industry. This review covers the use of different nanoparticles in agriculture as plant growth promoters and their use in controlling plant diseases.

Keywords: Nanobiotechnology, nanoparticles, sustainable agriculture, crop productivity, plant growth promoting rhizobacteria, nutrition loss.

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Year: 2021
Published on: 30 April, 2021
Page: [58 - 69]
Pages: 12
DOI: 10.2174/1573413716999200403152439
Price: $65

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