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Advances in Nano-Fertilizers and Nano-Pesticides in Agriculture. A Smart Delivery System for Crop Improvement

  • Book

  • December 2020
  • Elsevier Science and Technology
  • ID: 5117722

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.

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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 �ntimicrobial 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


Sudisha Jogaiah Assistant Professor, Laboratory of Plant Healthcare and Diagnostics, PG Department of Studies in Biotechnology and Microbiology, Karnatak University, Pavate Nagar, Dharwad, Karnataka, India. Dr. Sudisha Jogaiah (M.Sc., M.Phil., Ph.D., Post-doc (JSPS, Japan) FNABS) is Assistant Professor and Programme Coordinator at the Laboratory of Plant Healthcare and Diagnostics, PG Department of Biotechnology and Microbiology, Karnatak University, Dharwad, India. The technological quality and expertise of Dr. Jogaiah's lab is reflected in an extensive track record of publications with over 87 peer-reviewed papers, one national patent and 6 review articles with h-index of 24. He also contributed 18 chapters in various book editions published by Springer, Wiley-Blackwell, and Elsevier. He has expertise in plant defense enzymes and signalling pathways for induction of systemic resistance. He has also edited three books on bioactive molecules involved in plant-microbe interactions and defense. He is the recipient of Fellow of National Academy of Biological Sciences (FNABS) and has received a range of international awards. Dr. Jogaiah has served as editor of Scientific Reports, Plos One, BMC Plant Biology, Frontiers in Plant Science, Annals of Crop Sciences and Agriculture, Journal of Mycology and Plant Pathology, and BioMed Research International. Harikesh Bahadur Singh Distinguished Professor, Department of Biotechnology, GLA University, Mathura. Prof. H. B. Singh works as Distinguished Professor, Department of Biotechnology, GLA University, Mathura from August 1, 2020 to date. He is a Visiting Professor at Cornell University and University of Illinois, USA, Sau Paulo State University, Sorocaba, Brazil. He is honoured with 22 National and International prestigious awards including the CSIR Award for S&;T Innovation and Fellow of National Academy of Agricultural Sciences Successfully completed 21 research projects funded by various funding agencies. Established fruitful research collaborations with academic and industry researchers and published jointly with national and international collaborators in high impact journals and obtained 19 patents Leonardo Fernandes Fraceto Associate Professor, Institute of Science and Technology, Sao Paulo State University (UNESP), Sao Paulo, Brazil. Dr Leonardo Fernandes Fraceto, Associate Professor at the Institute of Science and Technology of S�o 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. Renata De Lima Bioactivity Assessment and Toxicology of Nanomaterials Lab, Universidade de Sorocaba, Rodovia Raposo Tavares km 92,5 - Sorocaba -S�o Paulo - Brazil. 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.