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Cover for Interference and impact of parthenium weed on agriculture.

This chapter provides details on how parthenium weed (Parthenium hysterophorus) interferes with and negatively affects: (i) crop production, including grain, horticultural, vegetable, fibre and field crops, as well as agroforestry; (ii) farm animal production, including pastures, fodder crops and...

Author(s)
Bajwa, A. A.; Asad Shabbir; Adkins, S. W.
ISBN
2019 CAB International (H ISBN 9781780645254)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Invasive alien plants: impacts on development and options for management.

This book contains 12 chapters covering a broad range of topics: economic, social and biodiversity impacts of invasive alien plants, rural community perceptions, policy framework responses, prevention and control experiences, and the net result of all of this on livelihoods and development as a...

Author(s)
Ellison, C. A.; Sankaran, K. V.; Murphy, S. T.
ISBN
2017 CABI (H ISBN 9781780646275)
Type
Book
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Cover for Emerging trends in agri-nanotechnology: fundamental and applied aspects.

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...

Author(s)
Singh, H. B.; Mishra, S.; Fraceto, L. F.; Lima, R. de
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786391445)
Type
Book
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Cover for 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,...

Author(s)
Sandhya Mishra; Fraceto, L. F.; Yang XiaoDong; Singh, H. B.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786391445)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Use of nanomaterials in agriculture: potential benefits and challenges.

This chapter discusses the potential benefits and challenges in the application of nanotechnology in agriculture. It discusses the possibilities for various benefits of the use of nanofertilizers and nanopesticides, especially when developed in the form of nanoencapsulated active ingredients. It...

Author(s)
Ávila, D. S.; Garcia, S. C.; Arbo, M. D.; Nardi, J.; Jacques, M. T.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786391445)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Green nanotechnology for enhanced productivity in agriculture.

This chapter describes the potential different effects that nanomaterials may have on plant growth and crop yield compared to larger-sized counterparts. It discusses the prominence of green nanotechnology in relation to meeting the global challenge of feeding the projected population of the...

Author(s)
Guo Wei [Guo, W. K. ]
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786391445)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Multifarious applications of nanotechnology for enhanced productivity in agriculture.

This chapter discusses the multitude of nanotechnology applications that could lead to increased productivity in agriculture. It touches upon the use of the technology for early detection of pests, diseases, nutrient deficiencies, delivery of nanoagricultural inputs, seed treatments, as well as...

Author(s)
Subramanian, K. S.; Raja, K.; Marimuthu, S.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786391445)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Different methods of nanoparticle synthesis and their comparative agricultural applications.

This chapter explores the various ways by which nanoparticles can be synthesized and used in agricultural applications. It discusses the synthesis of nanosubstances by biological means as an alternative to chemical synthesis, through the utilization of natural agents such as microbes and plants (as ...

Author(s)
Kunzes Dolma
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786391445)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Nanotoxicity to agroecosystem: impact on soil and agriculture.

This chapter discusses the potential impacts of nanomaterials on the agroecosystem. It highlights how the potential widespread use of nanomaterials in agriculture could have negative impacts on the agroecosystem- e.g., through alterations in the soil constituents and the microflora. It also...

Author(s)
Mahendra Rai; Aniket Gade; Ingle, A. P.; Indarchand Gupta; Raksha Pandit; Santos, C. A. dos
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786391445)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Factors affecting the fate, transport, bioavailability and toxicity of nanoparticles in the agroecosystem.

This chapter identifies the current knowledge gaps in relation to the potential toxicity of engineered nanomaterials to plants and highlights that a systematic approach is needed to assess the likely level of human and environmental exposure of nanomaterials from use in agriculture.

Author(s)
Yadav, S. K.; Patel, J. S.; Gagan Kumar; Arpan Mukherjee; Anupam Maharshi; Sarma, B. K.; Surendra Singh; Singh, H. B.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786391445)
Type
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