Emerging Trends in Agri-Nanotechnology

Fundamental and Applied Aspects

June 2018
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  • Publisher
  • Published
    13th June 2018
  • ISBN 9781786391445
  • Language English
  • Pages 328 pp.
  • Size 6.75" x 9.5"
  • Images tables & color illus

The science of nanotechnology, the manipulation, design and engineering of devices at the atomic and molecular scale, is starting to be applied to many disciplines including aspects of agriculture and crop science.

This book opens with a brief history of nanotechnology in agriculture. Applications are then examined in detail, including nanopesticides, nanosensors, nanofertilizers, and nanoherbicides. Topics covered include; the biosynthesis of nanoparticles (through microbes, plants and other biotic agents); the ecological consequences of their delivery into the environment (examining effects and toxicity on soil, soil biota, and plants); safety issues; an overview of the global market for nanotechnology products; and the regulation of nanotechnology in agriculture. The book concludes with speculations on what the future holds for the technology.

The book has been written by an international group of researchers and experts from over 12 countries with experience across a wide range of issues relating to the industry.

This book will be of use to a wide range of researchers and professional scientists in the agricultural sector, academia and industry, including microbiologists, chemical engineers, geneticists, plant scientists and biochemists.

1: Rewinding the History of Agriculture and Emergence of Nanotechnology in Agriculture
2: Use of Nanomaterials in Agriculture: Potential Benefits and Challenges
3: Green Nanotechnology for Enhanced Productivity in Agriculture
4: Nanonutrient from Fungal Protein: Future Prospects on Crop Production
5: Multifarious Applications of Nanotechnology for Enhanced Productivity in Agriculture
6: Different Methods of Nanoparticle Synthesis and Their Comparative Agricultural Applications
7: Nanotoxicity to Agroecosystem: Impact on Soil and Agriculture
8: Factors Affecting the Fate, Transport, Bioavailability and Toxicity of Nanoparticles in the Agroecosystem
9: Nanotechnology: Comprehensive Understanding of Interaction, Toxicity and the Fate of Biosynthesized Nanoparticles in the Agroecosystem
10: Global Market of Nanomaterials and Colloidal Formulations for Agriculture: An Overview
11: The Responsible Development of Nanoproducts – Lessons from the Past
12: Nanotechnology Application and Emergence in Agriculture
13: Positive and Negative Effects of Nanotechnology
14: Vanguard Nano(bio)sensor Technologies Fostering the Renaissance of Agriculture
15: Current Trends and Future Priorities of Nanofertilizers
16: Biosafety and Regulatory Aspects of Nanotechnology in Agriculture and Food
17: Implication of Nanotechnology for the Treatment of Water and Air Pollution
18: Role of Nanotechnology in Insect Pest Management

Harikesh Bahadur Singh

Harikesh Bahadur Singh is Head of the Department of Mycology and Plant Pathology, Institute of Agricultural Sciences, Banaras Hindu University, India. He has been decorated with several National awards and honors for his key role in popularizing organic farming and translating agriculturally important microorganisms from lab to land. To his credit, he has 20 U.S. patents which he has successfully transferred for commercial production of bio-pesticides to several industrial houses in India.

Sandhya Mishra

Sandhya Mishra is at Banaras Hindu University, India.

Leonardo Fernandes Fraceto

Leonardo Fernandes Fraceto is at São Paulo State University, Brazil.

Renata D. de Lima

Renata D. de Lima is at the University of Sorocaba, Brazil.