Special Issue "Applied Nanotechnology on Seeds, Plants and Oils"

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

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 20 February 2022.

Special Issue Editors

Dr. Magdalena Kachel
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Department of Machinery Exploitation and Management of Production Processes, University of Life Sciences in Lublin, Faculty of Production Engineering, Street Głęboka 28, 20‐612 Lublin, Poland
Interests: plants; rapeseeds; oil; nanocoloids
Dr. Dziwulska-Hunek Agata
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Department of Biophysics, University of Life Sciences in Lublin, 20-950 Lublin, Akademicka 13, Poland
Interests: physical properties of plants; agrotechnics
Prof. Dr. Mariusz Gagoś
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Institute of Biological Sciences, Maria Curie-Skłodowska University, Akademicka 19, 20-033 Lublin, Poland
Interests: biophysics; cell biology; biospectroscopy
Dr. Mariusz Szymanek
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Department of Agricultural, Forest and Transport Machinery, University of Life Sciences in Lublin, Głęboka 28, 20-612 Lublin, Poland
Interests: physical properties of plant raw materials; food engineering, processing and quality; renewable energy sources; biomass conversion; agricultural production; crop storage and processing

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

What is to affect the quality of the obtained raw material and improve the germination of seeds is the use of appropriate protection during the cultivation of mother plants and the use of modern protection or fertilization measures in the form of silver and copper nanoparticles. Fertilizers can be delivered in at least several ways - directly into the soil or on plant leaves. Nano fertilizers are able to triple the efficiency of nutrient use, as well as provide resistance to stress. The germination rate is sensitive to the surrounding environment and it is well known that germination is delayed by abiotic stress including drought, cold temperature, salinity stress and heavy metal toxicity. Many have assessed the effects of nanoparticles on plant germination and growth to promote these agents and their use in agriculture. The results obtained in most cases focus on the potential toxicity of NC to plants, as well as the positive, negative or insignificant effects of their impact. Therefore, it seems advisable to conduct research focusing on a specific plant and its reaction to contact with metal nanocolloids.

Dr. Magdalena Kachel
Dr. Dziwulska-Hunek Agata
Prof. Dr. Mariusz Gagoś
Dr. Mariusz Szymanek
Guest Editors

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Keywords

  • nanocolloids
  • plant
  • quality
  • germination
  • yield
  • chemical composition

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