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Nanomaterials for Agriculture and Forestry Applications explores how nanomaterials are being used in the agriculture and forestry sectors. Several issues, including plant response to engineered nanomaterials, fabrication from forest products and plant systems, applications of nano-sensor platforms, processing, packaging and regulatory issues are comprehensively covered. This book is an important resource, showing how nanotechnology is being used to enhance large-scale agricultural, industrial application and production. Nanotechnology plays a central role in solving many global challenges, including sustainable and secure food production and utilization of natural resources.
Various plant parts are used for the synthesis of metal and metal-oxide nanoparticles as they contain primary and secondary metabolites, which act as reducing agents to produce nanoparticles.
- Discusses the major types of nanomaterials used in the agriculture and forestry sectors, exploring how their properties make them effective for specific applications
- Explores the design, fabrication, characterization and applications of nanomaterials for new agri-products
- Offers an overview of regulatory aspects regarding the use of nanomaterials for agriculture and forestry
Nanomaterials for Agriculture and Forestry Applications explores how major nanomaterials are being specially used in the agriculture, forestry, and other associated sectors. Plants and their products are used for synthesis of nanoparticles as they contain primary and secondary metabolites, which reduce the metal salts and metal oxides into their nanoparticles. Exposure of these particles has been examined for their sustainable role and/or interaction with agricultural crops in terms of growth and yields. Nanomaterials accumulation and translocation have shown interaction with cellular organelles, DNA, RNA, proteins, or other biomolecules; and affect various functions of cell organelles. Application of nanosensors holds a significant promise in monitoring signaling pathways, metabolism, detection of crop/soil diseases, and specific pollutants or pesticides. Nanomaterials have also been used in soil and water quality management. In forestry sector, the nanotechnology is considered as the potential platform, which can transform the forest materials into value-added products, such as smart paper, nano-packaging, coating material, building construction, and biomedical and other sectors. This book is an important resource, showing how nanotechnology is being used to enhance large-scale agricultural and/or industrial application and production.