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Nanotechnology for Agriculture: Crop Production & Protection

  • Deepak G. Panpatte
  • Yogeshvari K. Jhala

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. Jeyabalan Sangeetha, Abhishek Mundaragi, Devarajan Thangadurai, Steffi Simmi Maxim, Ramachandra Mohanrao Pandhari, Jadav Mulji Alabhai
    Pages 1-23
  3. Pitambara, Archana, Y. M. Shukla
    Pages 25-58
  4. Suresh Kaushik, Setyowati Retno Djiwanti
    Pages 59-72
  5. Divakar Sharma, Yogesh K. Dhuriya, Juhi Sharma, Monika Gupta
    Pages 73-83
  6. Mohammad Danish, Touseef Hussain
    Pages 107-118
  7. Agnieszka Sidorowicz, Qaisar Maqbool, Mudassar Nazar
    Pages 143-152
  8. Divakar Sharma, Juhi Sharma, Yogesh K. Dhuriya
    Pages 153-170
  9. Ebrahim Karimi
    Pages 171-206
  10. Soumya Das, R. Aswani, Jyothis Mathew, E. K. Radhakrishnan
    Pages 207-231
  11. Moazzameh Ramezani, Fatemeh Ramezani, Mahyar Gerami
    Pages 233-272
  12. Charles Oluwaseun Adetunji, Deepak G. Panpatte, Oluwasesan Micheal Bello, Mathew Adefusika Adekoya
    Pages 273-302
  13. Balasubramanian Malaikozhundan, Jayaraj Vinodhini, Baskaralingam Vaseeharan
    Pages 303-322
  14. R. R. González-Estrada, F. J. Blancas-Benitez, C. L. Moreno-Hernández, L. Coronado-Partida, A. Ledezma-Delgadillo, P. Gutiérrez-Martínez
    Pages 323-337

About this book


The emergence of nanotechnology and the development of new nanodevices and nanomaterials have opened up exciting opportunities for novel applications in agriculture and biotechnology. Nanotechnology has the potential to modernize agricultural research and practice, but although it has gained momentum in the agriculture sector over last decade, there are still knowledge gaps between scientific communities.

This book presents a comprehensive overview of current developments in nanotechnology-based sustainable agriculture.  Focusing on various aspects of nanotechnology in different sectors of agriculture, such as crop production, soil fertility management and crop improvement, it offers insights into the current trends and future prospects of nanotechnology, along with the benefits and risks and their impact on agricultural ecosystems. It also highlights the use of nanotechnology to reduce agrochemical usage, to increase nutrient uptake efficiency and to improve water and nutrient management, and the use of nano-biosensors to manage plant diseases. The book is a valuable reference resource for scientists, policymakers, students and researchers who are engaged in developing strategies to cope with current agricultural challenges.


Nanotechnology Soil fertility Crop Protection Plant Pathogen Disease management

Editors and affiliations

  • Deepak G. Panpatte
    • 1
  • Yogeshvari K. Jhala
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Agricultural MicrobiologyAnand Agricultural UniversityAnandIndia
  2. 2.Department of Agricultural MicrobiologyAnand Agricultural UniversityAnandIndia

About the editors

Dr Deepak Panpatte

Department of Agricultural Microbiology

Anand Agricultural University


Dr. Deepak G. Panpatte has been working as a research scholar for the past 7 years. His research interests include agriculturally beneficial microorganisms, such as biofertilizers, biopesticides and biodegraders. He has also pioneered the development of fortified biocontrol bacterial consortiums with phyto-extracts for the management of phytopathogenic nematodes and fungi. He has received 5 international conference awards for his research, and the Rastiya Gaurav Award for outstanding contributions to agriculture. He has published 14 research papers, 3 books & 9 book chapters with Springer publishing house, 1 practical manual, 26 popular articles and 2 editorials. He is also an editorial board member of various respected national and international journals.


Dr. Yogeshvari K. Jhala

Department of Agricultural Microbiology 

Anand Agricultural University


Dr. Yogeshvari K. Jhala is an Assistant Professor with 10 years of teaching and research experience. Her field of interest is agriculturally beneficial microorganism such as biofertilizers, biopesticides and biodegraders. She was the first researcher worldwide to report 5 unique strains of methanotrophic bacteria. She has received the All India Best Research Award and Young Faculty Award for her outstanding research on methanotrophic bacteria. Her publications include 17 research papers, 3 Books, 6 book chapters, 2 teaching manuals, 18 popular articles and 2 editorials. 

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