Smart Agrochemicals for Sustainable Agriculture

Smart Agrochemicals for Sustainable Agriculture

1st Edition - December 1, 2021

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  • Editors: Katarzyna Chojnacka, Agnieszka Saeid
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128170373
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780128170366

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Smart Agrochemicals for Sustainable Agriculture proposes products that fulfill the need for chemicals that provide a sustainable delivery system for nutrients necessary to maximize the production of agricultural animals and plants while producing the smallest possible environmental footprint. This book addresses all aspects related to the production process, including chemical formulas, stability of formulations, and the application of the effect of its utilization. Over the past decade, biobased chemicals have received significant attention as candidate resource materials in fertilizers and agrochemicals production due to their renewability. Substitution of conventional raw materials with biobased requires a new approach towards the development of technology. On the other hand, the use of biobased chemicals, such as biostimulants, bioregulators and biofertilizers offers a new palette of products that are natural, thus their application does not pose an impact on the environment (residues) or cultivated plants.

Key Features

  • Presents ideas for new products that provide appropriate nutrition while limiting environmental footprints
  • Includes a full range of the production process, from chemical formulas to establishing the stability of formulations, applications and effects
  • Offers a host of new products that are natural and whose applications do not negatively impact the environment nor cultivated plants

Readership

Researchers and academics focused on fertilizers, plant-growth biostimulants, bio-based fertilizers, biofertilizers. Students in chemical technology, technological workshops for utilizing bio-products in agriculture

Table of Contents

  • 1. Conventional agrochemicals: pros and cons
    2. Sustainable agriculture: a challenge for the future
    3. Agrochemicals in view of circular economy
    4. Smart fertilizers – towards implementation in practice
    5. Smart feed additives for livestock
    6. Towards increasing efficiency of fertilization
    7. Granulation as the method of rational fertilizer application
    8. Crop protection
    9. The role of nanotechnology in Sustainable Agriculture
    10. Bio-based products for agriculture

Product details

  • No. of pages: 324
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 2021
  • Published: December 1, 2021
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128170373
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780128170366

About the Editors

Katarzyna Chojnacka

A full professor since 2012, Katarzyna Chojnacka Ph.D., Dr.Sc. has published over 350 papers, including 200 papers in world-known peer-reviewed scientific journals from JCR list, among them majority devoted to biosorption. She has participated in many international and national conferences as invited plenary speaker and received numerous awards. She is currently the head of Chemical Laboratory of Multielemental Analyses certified by Polish Centre for Accreditation (AB 696) and ILAC MRA for PN-EN ISO 17025:2005 which specializes in determination of trace elements in environmental and biological samples, as well as in commercial products (www.lcaw.pwr.wroc.pl). She is the author of 30 patents and implementation of fertilizer products with trace elements to the market. For many years, is an expert of National Science Centre (Poland) and The National Centre for Research and Development (Poland). She cooperates with many universities in the field of multidisciplinary projects. Her topics of expertise include: Valorization of wastes to fertilizers, Biological methods of wastewater treatment, Biomonitoring, Development of value-added products from algae, Biosorption, Bio-fertilizers, Bio-regulators, Biostimulants of plant growth.

Affiliations and Expertise

Assistant Professor, Wroclaw University of Science and Technology, Wrocław, Poland

Agnieszka Saeid

Agnieszka Saeid is an Assistant Professor at the Institute of Inorganic Technology and Mineral Fertilizers, Wrocław University of Science and Technology, and in 2016, she was granted scholarships funded by the Ministry of Science and Higher Education in Poland for young outstanding scientists. She has received numerous research grants, and published over 77 papers, including 70 papers in world-known peer-reviewed scientific journals from JCR list. Her works were cited more than 300 times. She has participated in many international and national conferences as invited speaker. She is the author of 3 patents and 3 patent applications. She cooperates with many universities in the field of multidisciplinary projects.

Affiliations and Expertise

Assistant Professor, Institute of Inorganic Technology and Mineral Fertilizers, Wrocław University of Science and Technology, Wroclaw, Poland

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