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Management of Insect Pests Using Nanotechnology: As Modern Approaches

  • Arnab De
  • Rituparna Bose
  • Ajeet Kumar
  • Subho Mozumdar
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Part of the SpringerBriefs in Molecular Science book series (BRIEFSMOLECULAR)

Abstract

The above mentioned limitations and less efficiency of traditional methods have led to the development of new and modern approaches for management of insect pest, and this has become the need of the hour. Keeping in the mind the applications of nanotechnology in agriculture, it can be suggested that the use of nanomaterials will result in the development of efficient and potential approaches toward the management of insect pest. However, the literature available on this topic brings to a close conclusion that only a few researchers all over the world are working in this area, and hence, there is a pressing need to apply nanotechnology and this warrants detailed study in this field. Keeping this idea in mind, the research studies carried out (related to management of insect pest) have been reviewed here.

Keywords

Silver Nanoparticles Insect Pest Solid Lipid Nanoparticles Plant Pathogenic Fungus Precision Farming 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Arnab De
    • 1
  • Rituparna Bose
    • 2
  • Ajeet Kumar
    • 3
  • Subho Mozumdar
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of ImmunologyColumbia UniversityNew YorkUSA
  2. 2.Department of Earth and Environmental ScienceThe City University of New YorkNew YorkUSA
  3. 3.Department of ChemistryUniversity of DelhiDelhiIndia

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