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Emerging trends in agri-nanotechnology: fundamental and applied aspects.

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This book is organized into 18 chapters covering the following subjects: history (Chapter 1); use of nanomaterials in agriculture (Chapter 2); green nanotechnology (Chapter 3); nanonutrients (Chapter 4); enhanced productivity (Chapter 5); synthesis and applications of nanoparticles in agriculture (Chapter 6); toxicity, fate and transport of nanomaterials (Chapters 7, 8 and 9); global market (Chapt...


Chapter 18 (Page no: 282)

Role of nanotechnology in insect pest management.

This chapter discusses the new and emerging field of nanopesticides. It also considers the possible use of nanotechnology in nanoparticle-mediated gene transfer for the development of insect-resistant plant varieties. It proposes the use of green and ecological substitutes for pest management that do not damage the natural environment.

Other chapters from this book

Chapter: 1 (Page no: 1) Rewinding the history of agriculture and emergence of nanotechnology in agriculture. Author(s): Sandhya Mishra Fraceto, L. F. Yang XiaoDong Singh, H. B.
Chapter: 2 (Page no: 10) Use of nanomaterials in agriculture: potential benefits and challenges. Author(s): Ávila, D. S. Garcia, S. C. Arbo, M. D. Nardi, J. Jacques, M. T.
Chapter: 3 (Page no: 26) Green nanotechnology for enhanced productivity in agriculture. Author(s): Guo Wei [Guo, W. K. ]
Chapter: 4 (Page no: 37) Nanonutrient from fungal protein: future prospects on crop production. Author(s): Tarafdar, J. C. Indira Rathore
Chapter: 5 (Page no: 56) Multifarious applications of nanotechnology for enhanced productivity in agriculture. Author(s): Subramanian, K. S. Raja, K. Marimuthu, S.
Chapter: 6 (Page no: 78) Different methods of nanoparticle synthesis and their comparative agricultural applications. Author(s): Kunzes Dolma
Chapter: 7 (Page no: 102) Nanotoxicity to agroecosystem: impact on soil and agriculture. Author(s): Mahendra Rai Aniket Gade Ingle, A. P. Indarchand Gupta Raksha Pandit Santos, C. A. dos
Chapter: 8 (Page no: 118) Factors affecting the fate, transport, bioavailability and toxicity of nanoparticles in the agroecosystem. Author(s): Yadav, S. K. Patel, J. S. Gagan Kumar Arpan Mukherjee Anupam Maharshi Sarma, B. K. Surendra Singh Singh, H. B.
Chapter: 9 (Page no: 135) Nanotechnology: comprehensive understanding of interaction, toxicity and the fate of biosynthesized nanoparticles in the agroecosystem. Author(s): Rajput, R. S. Jyoti Singh Prachi Singh Chitara, M. K. Ram, R. M. Sandhya Mishra Singh, H. B.
Chapter: 10 (Page no: 164) Global market of nanomaterials and colloidal formulations for agriculture: an overview. Author(s): Campos, E. V. R. Oliveira, J. L. de Fraceto, L. F. Grillo, R.
Chapter: 11 (Page no: 190) The responsible development of nanoproducts - lessons from the past. Author(s): Srivastava, A. Srivastava, A.
Chapter: 12 (Page no: 204) Nanotechnology application and emergence in agriculture. Author(s): Otles, S. Sahyar, B. Y.
Chapter: 13 (Page no: 214) Positive and negative effects of nanotechnology. Author(s): Soliman, A. S.
Chapter: 14 (Page no: 223) Vanguard nano(bio)sensor technologies fostering the renaissance of agriculture. Author(s): Antonacci, A. Arduini, F. Scognamiglio, V.
Chapter: 15 (Page no: 252) Current trends and future priorities of nanofertilizers. Author(s): Bueno, C. C.
Chapter: 16 (Page no: 263) Biosafety and regulatory aspects of nanotechnology in agriculture and food. Author(s): Akansha Jain Singh, H. B. Sampa Das
Chapter: 17 (Page no: 271) Implication of nanotechnology for the treatment of water and air pollution. Author(s): Chaturvedi, R. K.