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Nanomaterials for Agriculture and Forestry Applications - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780128178522, 9780128178539

Nanomaterials for Agriculture and Forestry Applications

1st Edition

Editors: Azamal Husen Mohammad Jawaid
Paperback ISBN: 9780128178522
eBook ISBN: 9780128178539
Imprint: Elsevier
Published Date: 10th March 2020
Page Count: 560
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Table of Contents

1. Introduction and techniques in nanomaterials formulation

2. Nanomaterials from non-wood forest products and their applications

3. Recent trends in isolation of cellulose nanocrystals and nanofibrils from various forest wood and nonwood products and their application

4. Nanomaterials from various forest tree species and their biomedical applications

5. Fabrication of nano-silica from agricultural residue and their application

6. Root-based fabrication of metal/metal-oxide nanomaterials and their various applications

7. Interactions of metal and metal-oxide nanomaterials with agricultural crops: an overview

8. Carbon-based nanomaterials and their interactions with agricultural crops

9. Behavior of agricultural crops in relation to nanomaterials under adverse environmental conditions

10. Holistic view for the safe use of nanomaterials at permissible level for plant production

11. Soil fertility and nutrient management with the help of nanotechnology

12. Nanomaterials and soil health for agricultural crop production: current status and future prospects

13. The ecology of nanomaterials in agroecosystems

14. Nanosensor platforms for surveillance of plant pathogens and phytometabolites/analytes vis-a` -vis plant health status

15. Nanosensors for root zone parameters influencing plant growth

16. Nanosensors for early detection of plant diseases

17. Role of nanomaterials in weed control and plant diseases management

18. Recent practices of medicinal and aromatic plants in nanotechnology

19. Nanotechnology for wood quality improvement and protection

20. Role of nanomaterials in soil and water quality management

21. Improving futuristic nanomaterial researches in forestry sector: an overview


Nanomaterials for Agriculture and Forestry Applications explores how major nanomaterials are being specially used in the agriculture, forestry, and other associated sectors. Plants and their products are used for synthesis of nanoparticles as they contain primary and secondary metabolites, which reduce the metal salts and metal oxides into their nanoparticles. Exposure of these particles has been examined for their sustainable role and/or interaction with agricultural crops in terms of growth and yields. Nanomaterials accumulation and translocation have shown interaction with cellular organelles, DNA, RNA, proteins, or other biomolecules; and affect various functions of cell organelles. Application of nanosensors holds a significant promise in monitoring signaling pathways, metabolism, detection of crop/soil diseases, and specific pollutants or pesticides. Nanomaterials have also been used in soil and water quality management. In forestry sector, the nanotechnology is considered as the potential platform, which can transform the forest materials into value-added products, such as smart paper, nano-packaging, coating material, building construction, and biomedical and other sectors. This book is an important resource, showing how nanotechnology is being used to enhance large-scale agricultural and/or industrial application and production.

Key Features

  • Discusses the major types of nanomaterials used in the agriculture and forestry sectors, exploring how their properties make them effective for specific applications
  • Explores the design, fabrication, characterization and applications of nanomaterials for new agri-products
  • Offers an overview of regulatory aspects regarding the use of nanomaterials for agriculture and forestry


Materials scientists, food and agricultural scientists, environmental scientists


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About the Editors

Azamal Husen

Prof. Azamal Husen (MSc from Hamdard University, New Delhi, India, and PhD from Forest Research Institute, Dehra Dun, India) is a Foreign Delegate at Wolaita Sodo University, Wolaita, Ethiopia. He has served the University of Gondar, Ethiopia, as a Full Professor of Biology, where he has also worked as the Coordinator of MSc Program and the Head of the Department of Biology. He was also a Visiting Faculty of the Forest Research Institute, and the Doon College of Agriculture and Forest at Dehra Dun, India. He has more than 20 years of teaching, research, and administrative experience. Husen specializes in (i) physiological, biochemical and molecular strategies adopted by plants for their sustenance under often-challenging environments, (ii) plant response to nanomaterials, (iii) nanomaterials and their applications in cutting-edge areas, and (iv) clonal propagation and improvement of tree species. He has conducted several research projects sponsored by various funding agencies, namely the World Bank, the Indian Council of Agriculture Research (ICAR), the Indian Council of Forest Research Education (ICFRE), the Japan Bank for International Cooperation (JBIC), etc. In brief, he has produced over 100 research papers, review articles, book chapters, edited books, some conference papers, and over a dozen of manuals and monographs. A member of five scientific organizations, Husen has received four fellowships from India and a recognition award from University of Gondar, Ethiopia, for excellent teaching, research, and community service. An active organizer of seminars/conferences and an efficient evaluator of various international research projects and book proposals as he is, Husen has been on the editorial board and the panel of reviewers of several reputed international journals. He is also the Editor-in-Chief of American Journal of Plant Physiology.

Affiliations and Expertise

Wolaita Sodo University, P.O. Box‎: ‎138, Wolaita, Ethiopia. Expertise Nanomaterials and Plant Potential, Nanobiotechnology, Crop Physiology, Abiotic stress, Clonal Propagation, Improvement of Tree species

Mohammad Jawaid

Dr. Mohammad Jawaid is currently working as a Fellow Researcher (Associate Professor), at the Biocomposite Technology Laboratory, Institute of Tropical Forestry and Forest Products (INTROP), Universiti Putra Malaysia, Serdang, Selangor, Malaysia and has also been a Visiting Professor in the Department of Chemical Engineering, College of Engineering, King Saud University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia since June 2013. He is also a Visiting Scholar at TEMAG Labs, Department of Textile Engineering, Istanbul Technical University, Turkey. Previously he worked as a Visiting Lecturer, at the Faculty of Chemical Engineering, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM) and also worked as an Expatriate Lecturer under the UNDP project with the Ministry of Education of Ethiopia at Adama University, Ethiopia. He received his Ph.D. from the Universiti Sains Malaysia, Malaysia. He has more than 10 years of experience in teaching, research, and with industry. His research interests include Hybrid Reinforced/Filled Polymer Composites, Advance Materials: Graphene/Nanoclay/Fire Retardant, Lignocellulosic Reinforced/Filled Polymer Composites, Modification and Treatment of Lignocellulosic Fibres and Solid Wood, Nano Composites and Nanocellulose fibres, and Polymer blends. So far he has published 5 books, 12 book chapters, and more than 130 International journal papers and 4 Published review papers in the Top 25 hot articles on Science Direct during 2014-2015. He is also the Deputy Editor-in-Chief of the Malaysian Polymer Journal and Guest Editor for Current Organic Synthesis and Current Analytical Chemistry. He is the reviewer of several high impact ISI journals (44 Journals).

Affiliations and Expertise

Biocomposite Technology Laboratory, Institute of Tropical Forestry and Forest Products, Universiti Putra Malaysia, Serdang, Selangor, Malaysia