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Advances in Nanotechnology for Smart Agriculture
Techniques and Applications

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ISBN 9781032385471
June 14, 2023 Forthcoming by CRC Press
456 Pages 52 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

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 ecofriendly 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 nanoparticle synthesis for sustainable agriculture.


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

Table of Contents

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.

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Dr. Parul Chaudhary

Dr. Parul Chaudhary received her PhD in Microbiology at the Govind Ballabh Pant University of Agriculture & Technology in Pantnagar, U.S. Nagar, India. Her doctoral research focused on nanotechnology and microbial inoculants utilised for maintenance of plant and soil health for sustainable agriculture. Her areas of interests in the agricultural field include microbiology, nanotechnology, bioremediation, soil metagenomics and biofertilizers. She has published more than 30 research and review articles in respected journals. She co-authored 12 book chapters with Elsevier and Springer. Dr. Chaudhary is working at ICAR- National Dairy Research Institute, Karnal, Haryana, India, where she has developed two technologies for industrial usage. She has reviewed publications for various National and International Journals. She is also a member of the guest editorial board in Frontiers in Environmental Science. She has received Young Scientist Award from Bioved Research Institute, Prayagraj, India.

Dr. Ashok Kumar Nadda

Ashok Kumar Nadda is working as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Biotechnology and Bioinformatics, Jaypee University of Information Technology, Waknaghat, Solan, Himachal Pradesh, India. He holds an extensive ‘Research and Teaching’ experience of more than 8 years in the field of microbial biotechnology, with research expertise focusing on various issues pertaining to ‘nano-biocatalysis, microbial enzymes, biomass, bioenergy’ and ‘climate change. Dr. Ashok is teaching, Enzymology and Enzyme technology, Microbiology, Environmental Biotechnology, Bioresources and Industrial products to the bachelor, master and Ph.D. students. He holds international work experiences in South Korea, India, Malaysia, and People’s Republic of China. He worked as a post-doctoral fellow in the State Key Laboratory of Agricultural Microbiology, Huazhong Agricultural University, Wuhan China. He also worked as a Brain Pool researcher/ Assistant Professor at Konkuk University, Seoul, South Korea. Dr. Ashok has a keen interest in microbial enzymes, biocatalysis, CO2 conversion, biomass degradation, biofuel synthesis, and bioremediation. His work has been published in various internationally reputed journals namely Chemical Engineering Journal, Bioresource Technology, Scientific Reports, Energy, International Journal of Biological Macromolecules, Science of Total Environment and Journal of Cleaner Production. Dr. Ashok has published more than 185 scientific contributions in the form of research, review, books, book chapters and others at several platforms in various journals of international repute. The research output includes 120 research articles, 43 book chapters and 22 books. He is the main series editor of "Microbial Biotechnology for environment, energy and health" that publishing the books under Taylor and Francis, CRC Press USA. He is also a member of the editorial board and reviewer committee of the various journals of international repute. He has presented his research findings in more than 40 national/international conferences. Dr. Ashok is also an active reviewer for many high-impact journals published by Elsevier, Springer Nature, ASC, RSC, and Nature Publishers. His research works have gained broad interest through his highly-cited research publications, book chapters, conference presentations, and invited lectures.


Mr. Anuj Chaudhary

Anuj Chaudhary worked as Assistant Professor at Shobhit University, Gangoh, Saharanpur, Uttar Pradesh, India. He has completed his Bachelor of Technology in Biotechnology and Master of Technology in Agricultural processing & Food Engineering from Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel University of Agriculture & Technology, Modipuram, Meerut, India. His area of interests is in agriculture microbiology, biotechnology, agricultural processing and nanotechnology. He has published 12 research articles in highly reputed International Journals and authored 6 book chapters.

Dr. Priyanka Khati

Priyanka Khati is working as Scientist at ICAR-Vivekananda Parvatiya Krishi Anusandhan Sansthan, Almora, Uttarakhand, India. She has completed her M.Sc. and Ph. D in Microbiology from Govind Ballabh Pant University of Agriculture & Technology, Pantnagar, India. Her research interests are in microbiology, nanotechnology, soil metagenomics, soil health and biofertilizers in the agriculture field. She has published more than 43 research papers in highly esteemed International Journals and authored 15 book chapters. She has reviewed publications for various National and International Journals.