Applications of nanomaterials in agricultural production and crop protection: A review

Khot, L. R. and et al, . (2012) Applications of nanomaterials in agricultural production and crop protection: A review. Crop Protection, 35. pp. 64-70.

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Recent manufacturing advancements have led to the fabrication of nanomaterials of different sizes and shapes. These advancements are the base for further engineering to create unique properties targeted toward specific applications. Historically, various fields such as medicine, environmental science, and food processing have employed the successful and safe use of nanomaterials. However, use in agriculture, especially for plant protection and production, is an under-explored area in the research community. Preliminary studies show the potential of nanomaterials in improving seed germination and growth, plant protection, pathogen detection, and pesticide/herbicide residue detection. This review summarizes agricultural applications of nanomaterials and the role these can play in future agricultural production.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Plant germination; Nanopesticides; Pesticide residue detection; Pathogen detection
Author Affiliation: Department of Agricultural and Biological Engineering, Citrus Research and Education Center, University of Florida, Lake Alfred, FL 33850, USA
Subjects: Plant Production
Plant Protection
Crop Improvement > Genetics/Genomics
Crop Improvement > Biotechnology
Divisions: Other Crops
Depositing User: Mr. SanatKumar Behera
Date Deposited: 23 Feb 2012 04:11
Last Modified: 23 Feb 2012 04:12
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