This book provides examples applications of nanotechnology in addressing problems and challenges in agriculture as well as environmental sciences and provides an overview of innovations in nanopesticides, nanofertilizers, bionanosensors and nano-based delivery system for improving different aspects of plant productivity including pre-harvest and post-harvest strategies as well detection of contaminants that could be useful for enhancing soil health. Recycling of agricultural waste to beneficial products using nanotechnologies; bionanosensors; fate of nanomaterials and the ecological consequences of their delivery into the environment; safety and nanotoxicity issues are other topics being dealt with in this book. Chapters have been written by internationally recognized researchers and experts with special reference to the innovations and latest developments in the mentioned areas of nanobiotechnology that have applications and commercial importance, especially for crop fields and post-harvest management.

Despite the research and development used to promote the use of nanotechnology in agriculture and the environmental, knowledge gaps and uncertainties about how to fill the gaps are more prevalent than scientific certainties about the public health and environmental effects of nanomaterials. The book thus addresses the issue of toxicity of nanomaterials in agricultural nanotechnology products. The book will be useful for active researchers and scientists in the agricultural sector, academia as well as industry, including nanotechnologists, plant pathologists, agronomists, agrochemists, environmental technologists and all scientists working for sustainability in agriculture. The book will encourage future and active researchers and scientists in the agriculture sector, academia as well as industry.

chapter Chapter 1|14 pages

Agricultural Nanobiotechnology: Current Possibilities and Constraints

ByPooja Munjal, Renu Munjal

section Section A|262 pages


section |66 pages


chapter Chapter 2|39 pages

Application of Metallic Nanoparticles as Agri Inputs: Modulation in Nanoparticle Design and Application Dosage Needed #

ByShweta Gehlout, Ayushi Priyam, Drishti, Luis Afonso, G Aaron Schultze, Pushplata Prasad Singh

chapter Chapter 3|14 pages

Recent Advances in Nanofertilizer Development

ByAnkita Bedi, Braj Raj Singh

chapter Chapter 4|12 pages

Nanofertilizers: Importance in Nutrient Management

ByMona Nagargade, Vishal Tyagi, Dileep Kumar, SK Shukla, AD Pathak

section |74 pages

Plant Disease Management

chapter Chapter 5|17 pages

Polymeric Nano-fungicides for the Management of Fungal Diseases in Crops

ByRuma Rani, Pawan Kaur

chapter Chapter 6|9 pages

Nano-enabled Pesticides: Status and Perspectives

ByCC Sheeja, Damodaran Arun, Lekha Divya

chapter Chapter 7|19 pages

Chitosan Nanomaterials for Post Flowering Stalk Rot Control in Maize

ByGarima Sharma, Damyanti Prajapati, Ajay Pal, Vinod Saharans

chapter Chapter 8|28 pages

Nanophytovirology Approach to Combat Plant Viral Diseases

BySanjana Varma, Neha Jaiswal, Niraj Vyawahare, Anil T Pawar, Rashmi S Tupe, Varsha Wankhade, Koteswara Rao Vamkudoth, Bhushan P Chaudhari

section |122 pages

Miscellaneous Application of Nanoparticles

chapter Chapter 9|10 pages

Nanosilver and Smart Delivery in Agricultural System

ByRythem Anand, Madhulika Bhagat

chapter Chapter 10|17 pages

Recent Approaches in Nanobioformulation for Sustainable Agriculture

ByNgangom Bidyarani, Gunjan Vyas, Jyoti Jaiswal, Sunil K Deshmukh, Umesh Kumar

chapter Chapter 11|20 pages

Nanobiosensors for Monitoring Soil and Water Health

ByArcheka, Nidhi Chauhan, Neelam, Kusuml, Vinita Hoodal

chapter Chapter 12|24 pages

Bacterial Small RNA and Nanotechnology

ByVatsala Koul, Mandira Kochar

chapter Chapter 13|34 pages

Application of Nanoparticles for Quality and Safety Enhancement of Foods of Animal Origin

ByKandeepan Gurunathan

chapter Chapter 14|16 pages

Exploring the Potential of Nanotechnology in Cotton Breeding: Huge Possibilities Ahead

BySapna Grewal, Promila, Santosh Kumari, Sonia Goel, Shikha Yashueer

section Section B|38 pages

Environmental Nanotechnology

section |28 pages

Recycling of Agricultural Waste

chapter Chapter 15|14 pages

Synthesis of Agro-waste-mediated Silica Nanoparticles: An Approach Towards Sustainable Agriculture

ByRita Choudhary, Pawan Kaur, Alok Adholeya

chapter Chapter 16|13 pages

Recent Advances in Heavy Metal Removal: Using Nanocellulose Synthesized from Agricultural Waste

ByMandeep Kaur, Parueen Sharmal, Santosh Kumari

section |10 pages

Ecosafety and Phytotoxicity

chapter Chapter 17|9 pages

Ecosafety and Phytotoxicity Associated with Titania Nanoparticles

ByNupur Bahadur, Paromita Das