Special Issue "Nanotechnology in Agriculture: New Opportunities and Perspectives"

A special issue of Applied Sciences (ISSN 2076-3417). This special issue belongs to the section "Agricultural Engineering".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 March 2022.

Special Issue Editor

Dr. Guido Fellet
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Guest Editor
Department of Agricultural, Food, Environmental and animal Sciences, University of Udine, 33100 Udine, Italy
Interests: nanotechnology; phytotechnology; crop science

Special Issue Information

Nowadays agriculture is facing new and many challenges. Concerns for the climate change and the increasing demand for food call for a rapid change of the current food system to a more environmentally friendly one. This opens up new research opportunities and perspectives to promote the transition from the current food system to a new system based on sustainability and focused on increasing the use efficiency of the inputs so to reduce the wastes and the impacts that agriculture has been posing to the environment.

Research in Agriculture has rather recently addressed its attention to nanotechnology and the many potentials that it offers to the crop production and the food system in its entirety. Nanoparticles can deliver nutrients, pesticides and other agrochemicals to plants in a controlled manner, although their effects on the crop and the ecosystem are yet to be fully understood.

With the special issue Nanotechnology in Agriculture: New Opportunities and Perspectives, we welcome scientists to submit their original research articles, reviews and communications in the field of the application of nanotechnology in crop production, from fertilization to crop protection, but also biofortification and production quality control at any level, from lab scale to field scale. Contributions on nanotechnology in agriculture that embrace the concepts of environment protection, circular economy, precision agriculture, sustainable production and agro-ecology are also included within the scope of this Special Issue.

Dr. Guido Fellet
Guest Editor

Manuscript Submission Information

Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. All papers will be peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as short communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.

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  • Nanofertilizers
  • nanopesticides
  • nanoparticle internalization
  • nanocarriers
  • plant production
  • nanoparticle plant interactions
  • nanotoxicity
  • plant physiology
  • plant-soil interaction
  • biofortification

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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