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Nanoformulations for sustainable agriculture and environmental risk mitigation.

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Nanotechnology research and its application in agriculture has become a major focus in recent years. Nanoformulations offer the possibility to develop more efficient and less damaging agrochemicals in the environment. Smart delivery systems for nanosensors, molecules that can help to detect biotic or abiotic stresses before they can affect production, are being developed and applied. Nanotechnology also provides new techniques for genetic manipulation and plant breeding. The use of nanoformulations in agriculture is increasingly being used to enhance food values, reduce agricultural inputs, improve nutrient contents and create a longer shelf life for many products. Nanotechnology is also being applied to many aspects of food security, disease treatment, new tools for pathogen detection, effective delivery systems and packaging materials. All of these applications are supposed to assist in addressing the needs of a growing population, and help in mitigating the effects of climate change and other ecological disturbances. This book highlights new applications of these nanoforms in the field of agricultural science. Consisting of 10 chapters, this book: (i) examines the role of nano-formulations in crop yield improvement whilst reducing reliance on chemical fertilizers and pesticides; and (ii) covers specially enabled delivery systems for the release of nanoformulations, field-sensing systems to monitor environmental stresses, and improvement of plant traits against environmental stress and diseases.

Book Chapters

Chapter: 1 (Page no: 1) Agricultural nanotechnologies: current scenario and future implications for global food security. Author(s): Popescu, G. C. Popescu, M.
Chapter: 2 (Page no: 18) Nanoformulation synthesis and mechanisms of interactions with biological systems. Author(s): Vîlcoci, D. Ş. Sutan, N. A. Drăghiceanu, O. A. Soare, L. C. Cîrstea, G.
Chapter: 3 (Page no: 36) Nanoemulsion formulations for food processing and enhancing the nutritional quality and shelf life of food. Author(s): Nicuță, D. Roșu, A. M. Voicu, R. E.
Chapter: 4 (Page no: 63) Smart nanodelivery systems for transporting chemicals and DNA into plants. Author(s): Ishak, K. A. Hashim, R.
Chapter: 5 (Page no: 83) Use of nanoformulations and nano-enabled products in mitigating the risk associated with the current use of agrochemicals. Author(s): Kaushani, K. G. Priyadarshana, G.
Chapter: 6 (Page no: 103) Nanoformulations of agrochemicals used to apply pesticides and fertilizers for crop improvement. Author(s): Osman, Y. A. Eltanahy, E. Hegazy, A. S. Razak, A. A.
Chapter: 7 (Page no: 118) Role and application of nanosensors in crop protection for disease identification. Author(s): Baroi, A. M. Ungureanu, C. Călinescu, M. F. Vizitiu, D. Sărdărescu, I. D. Ortan, A. Fierascu, R. C. Fierascu, I.
Chapter: 8 (Page no: 142) Nanomaterials for postharvest management and value addition. Author(s): Sayed-Ahmed, K. Shabana, Y. M.
Chapter: 9 (Page no: 161) Nanotechnology for precision farming and smart delivery systems. Author(s): Thiranagama, G. Jayathilaka, D. Sandaruwan, C. Kottegoda, N.
Chapter: 10 (Page no: 177) Health, safety and environmental management and risk mitigation of nanomaterials. Author(s): Dobrescu, C. M. Dorobăț, L. M. Neblea, M. A.

Book details

  • Author Affiliation
  • Center of Agricultural Education (CAE), Faculty of Agricultural Sciences, Aligarh Muslim University, 202 002 Aligarh, India.
  • Year of Publication
  • 2023
  • ISBN
  • 9781800623071
  • Record Number
  • 20230341911