Acta Scientific Agriculture

PerspectiveVolume 2 Issue 2

Chitosan Based Nano-shield to Combat Biotic Stress in Plants

Ajay Pal1* and Vinod Saharan2

1Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, College of Basic Sciences and Humanities, CCS Haryana Agricultural University, Hisar, Haryana, India
2Department of Molecular Biology and Biotechnology, Rajasthan College of Agriculture, Maharana Pratap University of Agriculture and Technology, Udaipur, Rajasthan, India

*Corresponding Author: Ajay Pal, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, College of Basic Sciences and Humanities, CCS Haryana Agricultural University, Hisar, Haryana, India.

Received: January 17, 2018; Published: January 30, 2018

Citation: Ajay Pal and Vinod Saharan. “Chitosan Based Nano-shield to Combat Biotic Stress in Plants". Acta Scientific Agriculture 2.2 (2018).

  Global warming, population blast and dwindling arable lands are amongst the major issues requiring a sustainable solution to feed the nine billion world population by 2050. In the efforts to increase crop yields and food production, pesticides and agrochemicals have become an important component of world-wide agriculture systems. But, chemical pesticides, in use, are rapidly losing their potency against plant pathogens. Furthermore, their uncontrolled and rampant use has raised serious concerns of developing resistance in pathogens by mutations [1]. The extensive and unrestrained applications of these agrochemicals also lead to another exigent issue of environmental pollution. The perpetual use of pesticides causes negative impact on non-target organisms. Therefore, potential attention needs to be paid to develop biomaterial based biodegradable agrochemicals for safe and sound application in crops.

Copyright: © 2018 Luca Vitale. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.


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