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Advances in Nano-Fertilizers and Nano-Pesticides in Agriculture - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780128200926

Advances in Nano-Fertilizers and Nano-Pesticides in Agriculture

1st Edition

A Smart Delivery System for Crop Improvement

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Editors: Sudisha Jogaiah Harikesh Bahadur Singh Leonardo Fernandes Fraceto Renata Lima
Paperback ISBN: 9780128200926
Imprint: Woodhead Publishing
Published Date: 1st December 2020
Page Count: 668
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Advances in Nano-fertilizers and Nano-pesticides in Agriculture: A Smart Delivery System for Crop Improvement explores the use of nanotechnology for the controlled delivery of pesticides, herbicides and fertilizers that improve the safety of products while also increasing the efficiency of food production and decreased environmental pollution. The development of nanodevices such as smart delivery systems to target specific sites, as well as nanocarriers for chemical controlled release are currently important aspects in novel agriculture and require a strong foundation of understanding, not only the technology, but also the resulting impacts.

Key Features

  • Fills key knowledge- gaps of bio-nanotechnology, how they interact with plant cells and their biological consequences
  • Focuses on agro-nanotechnology which can be utilized for developing healthy seeds
  • Explores the possibilities of macronutrient nano-based fertilizers


Agricultural Bioproduction or Bioformulation Fertilizer Industry Biotechnology Plant Pathology; Plant Molecular Biology Environmental Microbiologists, Chemists, Farmers, Ass. of Farmers, Students of Univ., Companies of Pesticides, Agrochemical Industry

Table of Contents

1. Nano-Biopesticides: Present Concept and Future Perspectives in integrated pest management
2. Recent advances in nano-encapsulation technologies for controlled release of biostimulants and äntimicrobial agents
3. Nanofertilizers and Nanopesticides: Future of Plant Protection
4. Biopolymers based nanofertilizer application in abiotic stress (drought and salinity) control
5. Advances in nano-based delivery systems of micronutrients for a greener agriculture
6. Regulatory requirements for Nano-Fertilizers and Nano-Pesticides
7. Phytofabrication of Nanoparticles through plant as Nanofactories
8. Nanoparticles for improving and augmenting plant functions
9. Interaction, fate and risks associated with nanomaterials as fertilizers and pesticides
10. Nanotechnology: a potential approach for abiotic stress management
11. Marketing Strategy and Environmental Safety of Nano-Biopesticides
12. Nanofertilizers and Nanopesticides: Recent Trends, Future Prospects in Agriculture
13. Challenges and perspective for the application of nanomaterials as fertilizers
14. Biogenic synthesis of Nanoparticles and its biological applications
15. Smart Delivery Mechanisms of Nanofertilizers and Nanocides in Crop Biotechology
16. Unraveling the mechanism of nanoparticles for controlling plant pathogens and pests
17. Properties, synthesis, characterization and application of hydrogel and magnetic hydrogels: A concise review
18. Economic considerations and limitations of green synthesis vs chemical synthesis of nanomaterials
19. Insecticidal effect of chitosan reduced silver nanocrystals against filarial vector, Culex quinquefasciatus and Cotton Bollworm, Helicoverpa armigera
20. Exploring Nanomaterials with plant growth promoting microbes in Current Agricultural Scenario
21. Green Nanotechnology: A Promising Tool for Agriculture Disease Management
22. Molecular mechanism of nano-fertilizer in plant growth and development: a recent account
23. Commercial products available in world market and their economic viability


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About the Editors

Sudisha Jogaiah

Dr. Sudisha Jogaiah is Assistant Professor at the Department of studies in Biotechnology and Microbiology and presently the programme coordinator of “Plant Healthcare and Diagnostic Centre for Northern Karnataka”, Karnatak University, Karnataka, India. He has published more than 70 international research papers and several book chapters. He has experience in Green or Mycosynthesis of nanotechnology and its applications on induce resistance in crop plants against biotic stress. Dr. Jogaiah is also the recipient of 14 Indian national awards from various scientific bodies including ICAR, DST, and Young Scientist Award for Agriculture Microbiology from Association of Microbiologist of India, as well as two international awards includes the most prestigious Japan International Young Agricultural Research Award from Government of Japan.

Affiliations and Expertise

Assistant Professor, Department of studies in Biotechnology and Microbiology and Programme Coordinator of “Plant Healthcare and Diagnostic Centre for Northern Karnataka”, Karnatak University, Karnataka, India

Harikesh Bahadur Singh

Professor Harikesh Bahadur Singh has served as Professor & Head, Department of Mycology and Plant Pathology at Institute of Agricultural Sciences, Banaras Hindu University, India. His major research focus is on bioinoculats, biological control of plant pathogens and nano-biotechnology. Prof. Singh has been decorated with several prestigious National awards and honours for his scientific contributions in the field of organic farming and translational agriculture, notable being CSIR Technology Prize for Biological Sciences by Hon’ble Prime Minister of India, M.S. Swaminathan award by Society for Plant Research, Vigyan Bharti Award, Prof. V.P. Bhide Memorial Award, Society for Plant Research, and many more. To his credit he has 20 U.S. patents which have been successfully transferred for commercial production of biopesticides to several industrial houses in India. He has been able to add more than 300 publications and 27 books

Affiliations and Expertise

Head, Department of Mycology and Plant Pathology, Institute of Agricultural Sciences, Banaras Hindu University

Leonardo Fernandes Fraceto

Dr Leonardo Fernandes Fraceto, Associate Professor at the Institute of Science and Technology of São Paulo State University (UNESP), Campus Sorocaba at the Environmental Engineering undergraduate course and at the postgraduate in Environmental Sciences. He is Fellow from the Royal Society of Chemistry. He has experience in environmental nanotechnology, with an emphasis on health and environmental nanotechnology and applications of nanotechnology in agriculture. Dr. Fraceto has been active in the development of nanocarrier systems for the encapsulation of compounds with bioactive properties. From his works, patents have been deposited, of which one is licensed for the development of nano-herbicides for weed control. With this technology developed, it was possible to produce a more effective carrier system, since with 10 times less active compound the same effect of a commercial formulation was achieved and, in this context, promoting low environmental impacts. Also, from this technology, it was possible to develop other carrier systems for fungicides, as well as, for compounds of botanical origin (insecticides and repellents. In addition, Dr. Fraceto has developed high-level research and contributed to scientific and technological development at the national and international levels, with numerous internationally renowned scientific collaborators. He has published about 180 papers in international peer reviewed journals and has supervised undergraduate, graduate (master and PhD) and supervised Pos-docs. He is Associate editor from high standard journals and reviewer from more than 50 journals.

Affiliations and Expertise

Institute of Science and Technology, Sao Paulo State University (UNESP), Sao Paulo, Brazil

Renata Lima

Dr. Renata de Lima, was the coordinator of the Biotechnology undergraduate course of the University of Sorocaba from 2006 to 2014 and from the of the Engineeringof Biotechnology and Bioprocess undergraduate course from 2014 to 2016. She is professor of the postgraduate program in Biotechnology and Environmental Monitoring (UFSCar) and of the postgraduate programs in Technology and Environment (Uniso) and Program of Masters and PhD in Pharmaceutical Sciences (Uniso). She has experience in genetics, with emphasis in molecular biology, cytogenetics and mutagenesis. She works with the following topics: ecotoxicology, toxicity of nanomaterials, environmental mutagenesis, agrochemicals, biocides, molecular biology, molecular genetics, molecular genetics of microorganisms.

Affiliations and Expertise

University of Sorocaba, Sorocaba, Brazil

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