Myconanotechnology: Green Chemistry for Sustainable Development

Nano-Fungicides: Synthesis and Applications

Author(s): Shweta Meshram*, Lham Dorjee and Sunaina Bisht

Pp: 332-351 (20)

DOI: 10.2174/9789815051360122030017

* (Excluding Mailing and Handling)


 Demand for food, fibre and medicines has been boosted tremendously for the explosive population, which has certainly built pressure on the agriculture-based sector to meet the requirements by various means. Nano-fungicides are fungicidal formulation that contains fungicide particle size 10−9. These nano-fungicides contain antimicrobial properties, which could be utilized against plant pathogens such as fungi and bacteria as a potent pesticide. Nanoparticles of fungicidal properties can be synthesized using different metals via. copper, silver, etc. Recent reports suggest that nanoparticles can also be synthesized using biological means such as fungi which pose effective fungicidal actions. Nanopesticides have their application in various areas such as agriculture, food, medical industries, storage packaging of food, etc. The present chapter will light upon the types and methods of nanoparticle synthesis and their applications. Categories of nano pesticides based on their nature application and source of synthesis will also be covered. Inventions in nano pesticides could lead us to less dependence upon conventional chemical pesticides which have adverse effects on climate, animal and human health. 

Keywords: Agriculture industry, Disease management, Nanoparticles, Nanofungicides, Synthesis.

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