Advanced Nanotechnology in Modern Agriculture

A special issue of Life (ISSN 2075-1729). This special issue belongs to the section "Plant Science".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 July 2024 | Viewed by 164

Special Issue Editors

Guest Editor
Hainan Institute, Zhejiang University, Sanya 572025, China
Interests: rice; molecular mechanism; abiotic stress; nanotechnology
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Guest Editor
College of Agronomy, Anhui Agricultural University, Hefei, China
Interests: plants; seeds; starch synthesis; stress response; nanomaterials

Guest Editor
Key Laboratory of Plant Resource Conservation and Germplasm Innovation in Mountainous Region (Ministry of Education), College of Life Sciences/Institute of Agro-bioengineering, Guizhou University, Guiyang 550025, China
Interests: crops; root morphogenesis; plant development; drought stress

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

With the rapidly changing global climate, our agricultural systems are being confronted with more unpredictable and harsh environmental conditions than before, leading to compromised food production. Thus, to ensure safer and more sustainable crop production, the use of advanced nanotechnological approaches when it comes to plants is of great significance. In this Special Issue, our aim is to offer up-to-date scientific evidence and the potential for future research to improve our knowledge of the mechanisms that control the development of modern agriculture through advanced nanotechnology.

We warmly invite you and your colleagues to submit original research articles and reviews that address issues related to the recent advances in nanotechnology in agricultural systems that can assist to meet ever-growing demands of food sustainability. The application of nanotechnology can change traditional agricultural systems, allowing the target-specific delivery of biomolecules (such as nucleotides and proteins) and cater to the organized release of agrochemicals (such as pesticides and fertilizers). An amended comprehension of the communications between crops and nanoparticles (NPs) can improve the production of crops by enhancing tolerance toward environmental stresses and optimizing the utilization of nutrients. Additionally, approaches like nanoliposomes, nanoemulsions, edible coatings, and other kinds of NPs offer numerous methods in the post-harvest preservation of crops for minimizing food spoilage, thus establishing nanotechnology as a sustainable tool to improve modern agricultural practices. Submissions with a particular focus on an innovative and comprehensive approach to the topic or current unmet needs in strategies are particularly encouraged and appreciated.

Dr. Meng Jiang
Dr. Ruiqing Li
Dr. Ning Xu
Guest Editors

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  • agricultural systems
  • agrochemicals
  • crop breeding
  • growth and development
  • nanotechnology
  • postharvest preservation
  • stress mitigation

Published Papers

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