Acta Scientific Agriculture

Mini Review Volume 2 Issue 6

Nanotechnology Application in Agriculture

Waleed Fouad Abobatta*

Horticulture research Institute, Agriculture Research Center, Egypt

*Corresponding Author: Waleed Fouad Abobatta, Horticulture research Institute, Agriculture Research Center, Egypt.

Received: April 18, 2018; Published: May 30, 2018

Citation: Waleed Fouad Abobatta. “Nanotechnology Application in Agriculture". Acta Scientific Agriculture 2.6 (2018).

Abstract

  Nanotechnology is emerging out as the greatest imperative tools in recent agriculture and predictable to become a driving economic force in the near future. At the same time Nanotechnology employs different chemical agents and novel delivery systems to implement crop productivity and potentials to decrease use of bulk agrochemicals, Nanotechnology may afford keener solutions for the current problems in the field of agriculture.

  Direct applications of nanotechnology in agriculture include delivery of agrochemicals and nutrition, pesticides, nano-scale carriers, smart packing, nanosensors, veterinary care, fisheries and aquaculture, detection of nutrient deficiencies.

  Nowadays Nano-fertilizers are increasingly been used as alternates to bulk fertilizers and reduce pollution of soil and water by different agrochemicals. Nano-fertilizers facilitate the slow and steady release of nutrients and thereby reduce the loss of nutrients and enhance the nutrient use efficiency.

  Nanotechnology improves the nutrient use efficiency and reduces costs of environmental protection, slow-release fertilizers are the excellent replacement to soluble fertilizers.

  This work focused on the applications of nanotechnology in agriculture sector improvement, especially in the area of plant nutrition and plant protection.

Keywords: Agriculture; Nano Application; Slow Release Fertilizers; Plant Protection; Smart Packing

Copyright: © 2018 Waleed Fouad Abobatta. 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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