1st Edition

Advances in Nanotechnology for Smart Agriculture Techniques and Applications

    412 Pages 52 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    The yield of major agricultural crops can be severely decreased due to the inappropriate application of commonly used harmful chemicals. Excessive agrochemicals in field application can negatively affect microbial populations and their diversity, which in turn ultimately affects plant growth. Thus, it is necessary to turn toward more eco-friendly approaches which equally protect crops as well as the desirable microbial populations of complex soil systems. Nanoparticles are considered as potential agents for the production and development of sustainable agriculture. Green synthesis of nanoparticles has gained attention as a useful measure to diminish the harmful effects associated with the old methods of nanoparticle synthesis. Advances in Nanotechnology for Smart Agriculture: Techniques and Applications illustrates the science and practical applications of nanoparticles for sustainable agriculture.


    • Examines the role of nanotechnology in agricultural best practices, including sustainable development, precision farming, and long-term soil health

    1. Role of Nanomaterials in Agriculture. Heena Parveen, Parul Chaudhary, Pragati Srivastava, Shalu Priya, Geeta Bhandari, and Anuj Chaudhary. 2. Techniques for Integrating Nanotechnology in Agriculture. Viabhav Kumar Upadhayay, Mayur Giridhar Naitam, Ajay Kumar Chandra, Saipayan Ghosh, Vivek Kumar Patel, Adita Sharma, and Gohar Taj. 3. Microbe Mediated Synthesis of Nanoparticles. Bhavya Trivedi, Padma Chorol, Pankaj Kumar, Sami Abou Fayssal, Alka Rani, and Anuj Chaudhary. 4. Green Synthesis of Plant-based Nanoparticles. Shalini Tiwari, and Barkha Sharma. 5. Concepts of Nano-based Agriculture. Swati Lohani, Anuj Sharma, Priyanka Khati, and Jyotsana Maura. 6. Nanoparticles and Their Effect on Plant Health and Productivity. Pragati Srivastava, Parul Chaudhary, and Heena Parveen. 7. Nanotechnology Mediated Agronomic Biofortification: A Way Forward. Sanjay Kumar Sanadya, Rahul Sharma, Mahendar Singh Bhinda, Sandeep Manuja, Akashdeep Singh, and Asha Kumari. 8. Nanoparticles and Their Application as Nano-bioformulations in Agriculture. Priyanka Khati, Pratima Raypa, Swati Lohani, Anuj Sharma, Asha Kumari, Jyotsana Maura, Vijaya Rani, and Damini Mathani. 9. Role of Nanobiosensors in Agriculture Advancement. Vaibhav Dhaigude, Parul Chaudhary, Naliyapara HB, Sami Abou Fayssal, Ashok Kumar Nadda, Tatiana Minkina, and Vishnu D Rajput. 10. Impact of Nanoparticles on Biotic Stress Tolerance. Shalu Priya, Viabhav Kumar Upadhayay, Ashish Kumar, Anuj Chaudhary, Heena Parveen, Govind Kumar. 11. Nanoparticles in Pest Management. Shalini Tiwari, Barkha Sharma, Pritom Biswas, Ankita Kumari, and Harshita Singh. 12. Impact of Nanoparticles on Abiotic Stress Tolerance. Geeta Bhandari, Saurabh Gangola, Shalu Chaudhary, and Sanjay Gupta. 13. Environmental Friendly Nanoparticles in Agriculture. Parul Chaudhary, Vaibhav Dhaigude, Sami Abou Fayssal, Pankaj Kumar, Anuj Chaudhary, Anita Sharma, and Shaohua Chen. 14. Nanotechnology in Climate Smart Agriculture: Need of Hour. Alka Rani, Tarun Kumar, and Bhavya Trivedi. 15. Nanotextured Materials for Soil Health. Bartholomew Saanu Adeleke, Modupe Stella Ayilara, Deepak Sharma, Rabiya Sultana, Manas Mathur, Geeta Bhandari, and Anuj Chaudhary. 16. Nanotechnology for Crop Improvement and Sustainable Agriculture. Damini Maithani, Anita Sharma, Anjali Tiwari, Hemant Dasila, and Viabhav Kumar Upadhayay. 17. Impact of Nanoparticles on Human Health and Environment. Sadhna Chauhan, Payal Chakraborty, Chandan Maharana, Neha Singh, and Asha Kumari. 18. Commercially Important Nano-Compounds Available in Market for Agriculture Applications. Jyotsana Maura, Priyanka Khati, and Swati Lohani.


    Parul Chaudhary, Priyanka Khati