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Emerging trends in agri-nanotechnology: fundamental and applied aspects.

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This book is organized into 18 chapters covering the following subjects: history (Chapter 1); use of nanomaterials in agriculture (Chapter 2); green nanotechnology (Chapter 3); nanonutrients (Chapter 4); enhanced productivity (Chapter 5); synthesis and applications of nanoparticles in agriculture (Chapter 6); toxicity, fate and transport of nanomaterials (Chapters 7, 8 and 9); global market (Chapt...


Chapter 1 (Page no: 1)

Rewinding the history of agriculture and emergence of nanotechnology in agriculture.

This chapter explores the emergence of nanotechnology in terms of the history of agriculture. It regards nanotechnology as an important revolutionary technology that is likely to have a considerable impact on the whole of the agricultural sector, including plant breeding, waste remediation, nanobioprocessing, plant disease management, crop productivity etc. The potential of nanotechnology to enable a reduction in the use of agrochemicals during food production is also a theme of this and the other chapters that follow. For example, this chapter highlights that the use of smart delivery systems for nanofertilizers could potentially reduce the losses and runoffs that are known to be damaging to the (aquatic) eco-environment. Similarly, the use of nanopesticides could lead to a decrease in the overall quantities of the toxic chemicals used on the farm.

Other chapters from this book

Chapter: 2 (Page no: 10) Use of nanomaterials in agriculture: potential benefits and challenges. Author(s): Ávila, D. S. Garcia, S. C. Arbo, M. D. Nardi, J. Jacques, M. T.
Chapter: 3 (Page no: 26) Green nanotechnology for enhanced productivity in agriculture. Author(s): Guo Wei [Guo, W. K. ]
Chapter: 4 (Page no: 37) Nanonutrient from fungal protein: future prospects on crop production. Author(s): Tarafdar, J. C. Indira Rathore
Chapter: 5 (Page no: 56) Multifarious applications of nanotechnology for enhanced productivity in agriculture. Author(s): Subramanian, K. S. Raja, K. Marimuthu, S.
Chapter: 6 (Page no: 78) Different methods of nanoparticle synthesis and their comparative agricultural applications. Author(s): Kunzes Dolma
Chapter: 7 (Page no: 102) Nanotoxicity to agroecosystem: impact on soil and agriculture. Author(s): Mahendra Rai Aniket Gade Ingle, A. P. Indarchand Gupta Raksha Pandit Santos, C. A. dos
Chapter: 8 (Page no: 118) Factors affecting the fate, transport, bioavailability and toxicity of nanoparticles in the agroecosystem. Author(s): Yadav, S. K. Patel, J. S. Gagan Kumar Arpan Mukherjee Anupam Maharshi Sarma, B. K. Surendra Singh Singh, H. B.
Chapter: 9 (Page no: 135) Nanotechnology: comprehensive understanding of interaction, toxicity and the fate of biosynthesized nanoparticles in the agroecosystem. Author(s): Rajput, R. S. Jyoti Singh Prachi Singh Chitara, M. K. Ram, R. M. Sandhya Mishra Singh, H. B.
Chapter: 10 (Page no: 164) Global market of nanomaterials and colloidal formulations for agriculture: an overview. Author(s): Campos, E. V. R. Oliveira, J. L. de Fraceto, L. F. Grillo, R.
Chapter: 11 (Page no: 190) The responsible development of nanoproducts - lessons from the past. Author(s): Srivastava, A. Srivastava, A.
Chapter: 12 (Page no: 204) Nanotechnology application and emergence in agriculture. Author(s): Otles, S. Sahyar, B. Y.
Chapter: 13 (Page no: 214) Positive and negative effects of nanotechnology. Author(s): Soliman, A. S.
Chapter: 14 (Page no: 223) Vanguard nano(bio)sensor technologies fostering the renaissance of agriculture. Author(s): Antonacci, A. Arduini, F. Scognamiglio, V.
Chapter: 15 (Page no: 252) Current trends and future priorities of nanofertilizers. Author(s): Bueno, C. C.
Chapter: 16 (Page no: 263) Biosafety and regulatory aspects of nanotechnology in agriculture and food. Author(s): Akansha Jain Singh, H. B. Sampa Das
Chapter: 17 (Page no: 271) Implication of nanotechnology for the treatment of water and air pollution. Author(s): Chaturvedi, R. K.
Chapter: 18 (Page no: 282) Role of nanotechnology in insect pest management. Author(s): Deepika Chauhan Singh, N. N. Mishra, V. K.