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Nanotechnology: A Breakthrough in Agronomy

  • Madeeha Ansari
  • Kiran Shahzadi
  • Shakil Ahmed
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Abstract

Agronomy is the backbone of number of developing countries while nanotechnology is an advance technology growing vastly from past few decades. Nanotechnology in combination with agronomic techniques has a great potential to promote the agricultural products where conventional methods are not able to increase the productivity at the required pace. The significant interest of using nanotechnology in agriculture includes specific applications like nanofertilizers and nanopesticides with enhanced absorption and activity. It also includes the use of nanobiosensors to track products and nutrients levels to increase the productivity without contamination of soil and water. Use of nanomaterials can reduce the spread of chemicals, lessen the soil toxicity, minimize nutrient losses in application of fertilizers and ultimately can increase the yield. It provides novel tools for the rapid disease detection and protection against pathogens. Plenty of options are also available for exploring the practical applications of nanotechnology in tissue engineering. In short, nanotechnology and nanoparticles are going to establish the future of Agronomy worldwide.

Keywords

Agriculture Agronomy Nanofertilizers Nanoparticles Nanotechnology 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Madeeha Ansari
    • 1
  • Kiran Shahzadi
    • 2
  • Shakil Ahmed
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of BotanyThe University of PunjabLahorePakistan
  2. 2.Department of BotanyLahore College for Women UniversityLahorePakistan

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