Nanotechnology in Agriculture and Agroecosystems

Nanotechnology in Agriculture and Agroecosystems

1st Edition - January 1, 2023

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  • Editor: Avinash Ingle
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780323994460

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Nanotechnology in Agriculture and Agroecosystems presents the latest research on the role of nanotechnology in agriculture and agroecosystems, offering innovations and many potential benefits in terms of plant growth, food production, crop protection, and ecosystem management. The book begins by introducing new perspectives for use of nanotechnology in agroecosystems and sustainable agriculture. Subsequent chapters focus on specific areas of innovation, covering a wide range of applications of nanotechnology, including plant disease and protection, food processing and packaging, soil quality, precision farming, and groundwater treatment. This is a valuable resource for researchers and advanced students across a range of disciplines, and industrial scientists, engineers, and R&D professionals with an interest in nanotechnology and sustainable technologies for agriculture and agro-industries.

Key Features

  • Offers new perspectives on nanotechnology and nanoscale materials for sustainable agriculture and agroecosystems
  • Highlights state-of-the-art techniques, such as nanotechnology-mediated gene transfer in plants
  • Addresses challenges relating to plant disease, crop production, processing, soil, and ecosystem management

Readership

Researchers and advanced students from across nanotechnology, agricultural science, biotechnology, sustainability, food science, materials science, chemistry, chemical engineering, and environmental science. Scientists, engineers, and R&D professionals with an interest in nanotechnology and sustainable technologies for agriculture and agro-industries

Table of Contents

  • 1. Nanotechnology: New perspectives in agroecosystems and sustainable agriculture
    2. Nanotechnology-mediated gene transfer in plants: A novel approach
    3. Applications of nanomaterials in plant disease management and protection
    4. Nanotechnological strategies for enhanced crop production and plant growth
    5. Nano-based sensors for sustainable agriculture
    6. Nanotechnology for agro-based food processing and packaging
    7. Agro-nanodiagnostics for plant diseases
    8. Nanotechnology in environmental/soil remediation: Current advances
    9. Toxicological impact of nanoparticles on soil enzyme activities, with reference to complex sugar degradation in soil
    10. Toxicological concerns of nanomaterials on soil fertility and environment
    11. Toxicological effects of nanomaterials on aquatic organisms
    12. Emerging role of nanotechnology in precision farming
    13. Nanomaterials as novel elicitors of plant secondary metabolites
    14. Effects of nanomaterials on beneficial soil microorganisms
    15. Dual role of nanotechnology in plants in response to biotic and abiotic stresses
    16. Application of nanomaterials in groundwater treatment
    17. Nanotechnology and agribusiness

Product details

  • No. of pages: 500
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Elsevier 2023
  • Published: January 1, 2023
  • Imprint: Elsevier
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780323994460

About the Editor

Avinash Ingle

Dr. Avinash P. Ingle has completed his doctoral degree from Department of Biotechnology, Sant Gadge Baba Amravati University, Amravati, Maharashtra (India). He had worked as Research Scientist in the same department from 2013-2016. He has more than 60 research publications, 45 book chapters and 2 books to his credit. He has been awarded travel grants from different Indian funding agencies to present his research work in international conferences held at Malaysia, China, Spain and France. Currently Dr. Ingle is working as Post-Doctoral Fellow at Department of Biotechnology, Engineering School of Lorena -University of São Paulo, Brazil and he is actively engaged in development nanotechnology-based methods for the efficient production of biofuels.

Affiliations and Expertise

Post-doctoral fellow, Department of Biotechnology, Engineering School of Lorena - University of Sao Paulo, Brazil

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