Engineered Nanomaterials for Sustainable Agricultural Production, Soil Improvement and Stress Management

Engineered Nanomaterials for Sustainable Agricultural Production, Soil Improvement and Stress Management

1st Edition - July 21, 2022

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  • Editor: Azamal Husen
  • eBook ISBN: 9780323914116
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780323919333

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Engineered Nanomaterials for Sustainable Agricultural Production, Soil Improvement and Stress Management highlights the latest advances in applying this important technology within agriculture sectors for sustainable growth, production and protection. The book explores various smart engineered nanomaterials which are now being used as an important tool for improving growth and productivity of crops facing abiotic stresses, improving the health of the soil in which those crops are growing, and addressing stresses once the plant begins to produce food yield. The book includes insights into the use of nanoparticles as bactericides, fungicides and nanofertilizers. In addition, the book includes an international representation of authors who have crafted chapters with clarity, reviewing up-to-date literature with lucid illustrations. It will be an important resource for researchers, nanobiotechnologists, agriculturists and horticulturists who need a comprehensive reference guide. 

Key Features

  • Broadens the role of smart engineered (carbon, fullerene or metal based, and more) nanomaterials, with up-to-date literature and practical illustrations
  • Equips readers with information on a number of morpho-physiological, biochemical, molecular phenomenon, and smart agricultural production
  • Enriches our understanding of various smart crop plants resilient to abiotic and biotic stresses in terms of nanomaterials exposure

Readership

Researchers and academics as agronomists, agriculturists, plant scientists, biotechnologists, and those who are working in the field of plant ecophysiology and environment. Researchers and master’s students in agriculture, agronomy, plant ecophysiology, toxicology, biotechnology, nanotechnology, molecular biology

Table of Contents

  • Cover image
  • Title page
  • Table of Contents
  • Copyright
  • Dedication
  • Contributors
  • Preface
  • Chapter 1. Engineered nanomaterials for sustainable agricultural production, soil improvement, and stress management: an overview
  • 1. Introduction
  • 2. Types of nanomaterials
  • 3. Engineered nanomaterials for agricultural development and soil improvement
  • 4. Application of engineered nanomaterials for restoration of soil
  • 5. Stress management
  • 6. Future prospects
  • 7. Conclusion
  • Chapter 2. Physiological, biochemical, and molecular performance of crop plants exposed to metal-oxide nanoparticles
  • 1. Introduction
  • 2. Environmental life cycle of metal-oxide nanoparticles
  • 3. Performance of crop plants exposed to metal-oxide nanoparticles
  • 4. Conclusion
  • Chapter 3. Emerging role of phosphate nanoparticles in agriculture practices
  • 1. Introduction
  • 2. Current aspects of nanotechnology in agriculture practices
  • 3. Current role of phosphate in agroecosystems
  • 4. Conventional methods of phosphate supplementation and its utilization in agricultural systems
  • 5. Scarcity of phosphate in agriculture
  • 6. Phosphate as nanoparticles
  • 7. Nanotechnological benefits of phosphate nanoparticles
  • 8. Other possessions of phosphate nanoparticles
  • 9. Concluding remarks
  • Chapter 4. Effect of chitosan nanoparticles on growth and physiology of crop plants
  • 1. Introduction
  • 2. Chitosan and its characteristics
  • 3. Chitosan NPs
  • 4. Role of chitosan in sustainable agriculture
  • 5. Role of chitosan in plant defense mechanisms
  • 6. Conclusion and future perspectives
  • Chapter 5. Emerging role of gold nanoparticles for healthier crop plants growth and enhanced yield
  • 1. Introduction
  • 2. Properties of gold nanoparticles
  • 3. Preparation methods of gold nanoparticles
  • 4. Uptake, translocation, and distribution of gold nanoparticles by plants
  • 5. Gold nanoparticles as plant growth promoters
  • 6. Conclusions
  • Chapter 6. Assessment of carbon and fullerene nanomaterials for sustainable crop plants growth and production
  • 1. Introduction
  • 2. Nanomaterial of carbon and fullerene
  • 3. Exposure, uptake, and translocation of carbon and fullerene nanomaterial
  • 4. Nanomaterial as a novel elicitor in crop species
  • 5. Interactions of CNMs with various crop species
  • 6. Uses in crop protection
  • 7. Conclusion
  • Chapter 7. Role of nanocomposites in sustainable crop plants' growth and production
  • 1. Introduction
  • 2. Composition of nanocomposites
  • 3. Role of nanofertilizers and nanopesticides
  • 4. Role in sensing plant pathogen and management
  • 5. NPs affecting plant growth phases
  • 6. Role in mitigating response to abiotic stress
  • 7. Conclusion
  • Chapter 8. Engineered nanomaterials in crop plants drought stress management
  • 1. Introduction
  • 2. Nanotechnology and nanoparticles
  • 3. Penetration strategy of nanoparticles
  • 4. Frequently used nanoparticles in agriculture
  • 5. Drought stress
  • 6. Nanoparticles and antioxidant enzymes system
  • 7. Nanoparticles and photosynthetic performance
  • 8. Conclusion
  • Chapter 9. Engineered nanomaterials in crop plants salt stress management
  • 1. Introduction
  • 2. Interaction of plant with salt stress
  • 3. Different types of engineered nanomaterials and salt stress management in plants
  • 4. Conclusion and future prospects
  • Chapter 10. Engineered nanomaterials in crop plants temperature and or heat stress management
  • 1. Introduction
  • 2. High temperature stress in crop plants
  • 3. Mechanisms of heat stress/abiotic stress adaptability in plants
  • 4. Application of different nanoparticles in heat/temperature stress management
  • 5. Conclusion and perspectives
  • Chapter 11. Role of some nanomaterials in management of nutrients stress in crop plants
  • 1. Introduction
  • 2. Role of Zn, Fe, and Si NPs in plants under abiotic stress
  • 3. Role of Zn, Fe, and Si NPs on the nutrient acquisition under abiotic stress
  • 4. Conclusions and future perspectives
  • Chapter 12. Role of engineered nanomaterials in biotic stress managements
  • 1. Introduction
  • 2. Application of nanomaterials in agriculture
  • 3. Biotic stresses
  • 4. Main nanoparticles in plant disease management
  • 5. Insect pest management by nanoparticles
  • 6. Weed pest management by nanoparticles
  • 7. Conclusions
  • Chapter 13. Emerging concept of nanofertilizers for sustainable crop plants growth and production
  • 1. Introduction to sustainability and sustainable agriculture
  • 2. Uptake of nanomaterials and their interaction with plant cells
  • 3. Recent developments for the preparation of sustain releasing nanofertilizers
  • 4. Safety of nanomaterials
  • 5. Conclusion
  • Chapter 14. Effect of engineered nanomaterials on soil microbiomes and their association with crop growth and production
  • 1. Introduction
  • 2. Soil microbiomes and engineered nanomaterials
  • 3. Transformation of ENMs
  • 4. Exposure to ENMs, uptake, and translocation
  • 5. ENMs association with crop growth and production
  • 6. Conclusion
  • Chapter 15. Engineered nanomaterials for plant disease diagnosis and management
  • 1. Introduction
  • 2. Engineered nanomaterials for detection of phytopathogens
  • 3. Engineered nanomaterials for disease management in plants
  • 4. Conclusion
  • Chapter 16. Nanomaterial-based sensors for real-time monitoring of crop plants growth, development, production, and protection
  • 1. Introduction
  • 2. Qualitative and quantitative detection of plant metabolites using nanosensors
  • 3. Nanomaterial-based nanosensors for the detection of pesticides
  • 4. Nanosensors for monitoring of contaminants and nutrient levels in soil
  • 5. Conclusion
  • Chapter 17. Potential environmental and human health implications of nanomaterials used in sustainable agriculture and soil improvement
  • 1. Introduction
  • 2. Nanomaterials and agriculture
  • 3. Need for nanomaterials in agriculture
  • 4. Types and forms of various nanomaterials in agriculture
  • 5. Effects and uses of nanomaterials
  • 6. Negative/harmful impact of nanomaterials
  • 7. Future prospects of nanomaterials in agriculture
  • Chapter 18. Risk assessment and regulatory decision-making for nanomaterial use in agriculture
  • 1. Introduction
  • 2. Green nanotechnology
  • 3. Risk assessment
  • 4. Methods used to avoid direct contact with green nanomaterials
  • 5. Methods of storage and disposal
  • 6. Managing how to deal with nanomaterials
  • 7. Conclusion and future scope
  • Chapter 19. Nanotechnology and sustainable development: overcoming the obstacles by adopting ethical practices for future farming
  • 1. Introduction
  • 2. Nanotechnology and agriculture
  • 3. Nanotechnology and sustainability
  • 4. The issues
  • 5. The advantages of usage of nanotechnology and agricultural sustenance
  • 6. The ethical and legal aspects of usage of nanotechnology
  • 7. Assessing risks
  • 8. The uninformed consumer concerns
  • 9. Conclusion
  • 10. Suggestions
  • Chapter 20. Role of nanoparticles on modulation of plant secondary metabolism
  • 1. Introduction
  • 2. Secondary metabolites
  • 3. Effects of NPs on the production of plant secondary metabolites
  • 4. Concluding remarks
  • Chapter 21. Emerging role of nanomaterials in storage and packaging of agricultural products
  • 1. Introduction
  • 2. Nanotechnology in active packaging for agricultural products
  • 3. Nanotechnology in improved packaging for agricultural products
  • 4. Nanotechnology in smart packaging for agricultural products
  • 5. Nanosensors for quality assurance in agricultural products storage
  • 6. Concluding remarks and future direction
  • Chapter 22. Role of engineered nanomaterial in food safety of agricultural products
  • 1. Introduction
  • 2. Agri-food nanotechnology
  • 3. ENM transformation into environment
  • 4. Nanotoxicity
  • 5. Conclusion and future perspectives
  • Index

Product details

  • No. of pages: 546
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 2022
  • Published: July 21, 2022
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • eBook ISBN: 9780323914116
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780323919333

About the Editor

Azamal Husen

Dr Azamal Husen served as Professor & Head, Department of Biology, University of Gondar, Ethiopia and is a Foreign Delegate at Wolaita Sodo University, Wolaita, Ethiopia. He was also a Visiting Faculty member of the Forest Research Institute, and the Doon College of Agriculture and Forest at Dehra Dun, India. Dr Husen’s research and teaching experience of 20 years includes biogenic nanomaterial fabrication and application, plant responses to nanomaterials, plant adaptation to harsh environments at the physiological, biochemical, and molecular levels, herbal medicine, and clonal propagation for improvement of tree species. Dr Husen contributed to R&D projects of World Bank, ICAR, ICFRE, JBIC etc. To his credit are >175 publications; and he is Editor-in-Chief of the American Journal of Plant Physiology. He is also working as Series Editor of ‘Exploring Medicinal Plants’, published by Taylor & Francis Group, USA; ‘Plant Biology, Sustainability, and Climate Change’, published by Elsevier, USA; and ‘Smart Nanomaterials Technology’, published by Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd. Singapore.

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor and Head, Department of Biology, University of Gondar; Foreign Delegate, Wolaita Sodo University, Wolaita, Ethiopia

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