Applications of Nanotechnology in Plant Growth and Crop Protection: A Review
AbstractIn the era of climate change, global agricultural systems are facing numerous, unprecedented challenges. In order to achieve food security, advanced nano-engineering is a handy tool for boosting crop production and assuring sustainability. Nanotechnology helps to improve agricultural production by increasing the efficiency of inputs and minimizing relevant losses. Nanomaterials offer a wider specific surface area to fertilizers and pesticides. In addition, nanomaterials as unique carriers of agrochemicals facilitate the site-targeted controlled delivery of nutrients with increased crop protection. Due to their direct and intended applications in the precise management and control of inputs (fertilizers, pesticides, herbicides), nanotools, such as nanobiosensors, support the development of high-tech agricultural farms. The integration of biology and nanotechnology into nonosensors has greatly increased their potential to sense and identify the environmental conditions or impairments. In this review, we summarize recent attempts at innovative uses of nanotechnologies in agriculture that may help to meet the rising demand for food and environmental sustainability. View Full-Text
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Shang, Y.; Hasan, M.K.; Ahammed, G.J.; Li, M.; Yin, H.; Zhou, J. Applications of Nanotechnology in Plant Growth and Crop Protection: A Review. Molecules 2019, 24, 2558.
Shang Y, Hasan MK, Ahammed GJ, Li M, Yin H, Zhou J. Applications of Nanotechnology in Plant Growth and Crop Protection: A Review. Molecules. 2019; 24(14):2558.Chicago/Turabian Style
Shang, Yifen; Hasan, Md. K.; Ahammed, Golam J.; Li, Mengqi; Yin, Hanqin; Zhou, Jie. 2019. "Applications of Nanotechnology in Plant Growth and Crop Protection: A Review." Molecules 24, no. 14: 2558.
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