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Nanoagrotechnology for Soil Quality, Crop Performance and Environmental Management

  • Jeyabalan Sangeetha
  • Devarajan ThangaduraiEmail author
  • Ravichandra Hospet
  • Etigemane Ramappa Harish
  • Prathima Purushotham
  • Mohammed Abdul Mujeeb
  • Jadhav Shrinivas
  • Muniswamy David
  • Abhishek Channayya Mundaragi
  • Shivasharana Chandrabanda Thimmappa
  • Suresh Basavaraj Arakera
  • Ram Prasad
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Abstract

Nanotechnology is emerging as the key enabling technology that contributes to increased crop production with special emphasis on soil protection with environmental sustainability. Increasing worldwide food security and challenging climatic conditions are the key components for encouraging the scientific community to focus on accelerating the growth of nanoagrotechnology. Last few decades immensely contributed to the field of agriculture; technological innovations by several hybrid varieties, synthetic chemical compounds and advanced techniques of biotechnology are an integral part of this achievement. The present decade emerged as the “decade of nanoagrotechnology”, as a new origin of agricultural developments through most groundbreaking scientific finding in the field.

Keywords

Aptamers Carbon nanotube Pesticides Fertilizers Agrochemicals Smart dust technology 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Jeyabalan Sangeetha
    • 1
  • Devarajan Thangadurai
    • 2
    Email author
  • Ravichandra Hospet
    • 2
  • Etigemane Ramappa Harish
    • 3
  • Prathima Purushotham
    • 2
  • Mohammed Abdul Mujeeb
    • 4
  • Jadhav Shrinivas
    • 3
  • Muniswamy David
    • 3
  • Abhishek Channayya Mundaragi
    • 2
  • Shivasharana Chandrabanda Thimmappa
    • 4
  • Suresh Basavaraj Arakera
    • 5
  • Ram Prasad
    • 6
  1. 1.Department of Environmental ScienceCentral University of KeralaKasaragodIndia
  2. 2.Department of BotanyKarnatak UniversityDharwadIndia
  3. 3.Department of ZoologyKarnatak UniversityDharwadIndia
  4. 4.Department of Microbiology and BiotechnologyKarnatak UniversityDharwadIndia
  5. 5.Department of Marine BiologyKarnatak University PG CentreKarwarIndia
  6. 6.Amity Institute of Microbial TechnologyAmity UniversityNoidaIndia

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