Nanotechnology in Agricultural Practices: Prospects and Potential


Nanotechnology in Agricultural Practices: Prospects and Potential

N.G. Giri, N.S. Abbas, Saroj Kumar Shukla

The novel features of nano confined materials properties are widely explored in several agricultural practices i.e. seed coating, soil conditioning, preservatives and packaging of agro based products. The evolution of materials properties due to nano confinements like controlled degradability, solubility, responsiveness, gas barrier and porosity has added several suitable advantageous features in agriculture practices to help the farmers, traders, consumers and policy makers. In the context of the above development, the present chapter describes the basic features of nano materials to use in agricultural practices along with their impact and effectiveness. Further, the suitable scheme and illustration are used on the basis of available literatures to make the subject lucid and effective along with existing challenges.

Nanomaterials, Properties, Soil Nutrient, Protection and Monitoring

Published online , 24 pages

Citation: N.G. Giri, N.S. Abbas, Saroj Kumar Shukla, Nanotechnology in Agricultural Practices: Prospects and Potential, Materials Research Foundations, Vol. 148, pp 252-275, 2023


Part of the book on Applications of Emerging Nanomaterials and Nanotechnology

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