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Nano-technology Applications in Pest Management

  • Atanu Bhattacharya
  • Timothy T. Epidi
  • M. Kannan
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Abstract

The application of nano-materials in crop protection remains unexplored. But, nano-pesticides have the potential to play a key role in the management of pests and pathogens. A nano-encapsulated pesticide formulation contains slow-releasing properties with increased stability, permeability, solubility and specificity. The development of eco-friendly nano-formulations with efficient delivery system and small quantities of nano-pesticides will be in great demand in the future. This will also facilitate production of massive quality products efficiently. Certain corporate sector companies are already marketing microencapsulated pesticides as nano-scale emulsions.

Keywords

Nano-technology Nano-pesticides Nano-encapsulation Nano-emulsions 

Notes

Acknowledgement

Authors are thankful to the authorities of their institutions for encouragement and facilities.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Atanu Bhattacharya
    • 1
  • Timothy T. Epidi
    • 2
  • M. Kannan
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of Inorganic and Physical ChemistryIndian Institute of ScienceBangaloreIndia
  2. 2.Department of Crop Production TechnologyNiger Delta University, Wilberforce IslandYenagoaNigeria
  3. 3.Division of Agricultural EntomologyTamil Nadu Agricultural UniversityCoimbatoreIndia

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