Application of Biogenic and Non-biogenic Synthesized Metal Nanoparticles on Longevity of Agricultural Crops



Agricultural crops includes horticultural (vegetables, fruits and ornamental plants), agronomic and aromatic medicinal herbs. Human population is growing fast, and consequently providing enough and healthy food is becoming a very significant problem in the near future. Nowadays, decreasing postharvest waste through using the findings of innovative technical studies like nanotechnology and nanobiotechnology in crops could be planned as one of the best resolutions to this problem. Progressing in time proved development in technology that showed the ability of metals of nanoscale to perform specific utilities better than the bulk form of metals. Nanotechnology by means of specific characters of nanoparticles can be an identical valuable knowledge in various industry and science divisions. Therefore, the current chapter especially focuses on the uses of biological or biogenic and non-biological (biogenic) on the shelf life of agricultural crops.


Biogenic nanoparticles Non-biogenic nanoparticles Shelf life Postharvest Green nanoparticles 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Horticultural Science, Faculty of Agriculture and Natural ResourcesArak UniversityArakIran

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