1st Edition

Agricultural Sustainability through Nanotechnology

    328 Pages 41 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    The "Agricultural Sustainability through Nanotechnology" book focuses on the innovative intersection of agriculture and nanotechnology, offering a comprehensive exploration of how nanotechnological applications are revolutionizing sustainable farming practices. This book is a pioneering work that not only elucidates the immense potential of nanotechnology in agriculture but also provides practical insights into its implementation for enhanced sustainability.

    With a focus on addressing pressing agricultural challenges, this book sets itself apart by bridging the gap between cutting-edge nanotechnology research and its real-world applications in sustainable agriculture for better productivity. Readers will discover a wealth of knowledge on how nanotechnology can optimize crop production, mitigate environmental impacts, and improve resource efficiency in farming practices.

    This book is essential reading for researchers, academics, and professionals in the fields of agriculture, nanotechnology, and environmental science. It serves as a valuable resource for readers seeking to understand and harness the momentum of nanotechnology for sustainable agricultural practices.

    Introduction to nanotechnology for sustainable agriculture; Current perspectives

    Riya Alex, Parvathy Suresh, Mary Theresa, and Radhakrishnan E K

    Nanotechnology based biofortification for sustainable and holistic plant development

    Mohd. Kamran Khan

    Nanotechnology and plant probiotics for sustainable agriculture

    Dina M. Salama and Mahmoud E. Abd El-Aziz

    Nanotechnology to improve photosynthetic efficiency

    Yolanda González-García, Carlos A. Garza-Alonso, Fabián Pérez-Labrada, and Antonio Juárez-Maldonado

    Nanocides and sustainable agriculture

    Arun Dev Singh, Shalini Dhiman, Jaspreet Kour, Neerja Sharma, Pardeep Kumar, Raman Tikoria, Mohd. Ali, Deepak Kumar, Parkirti, Amrit Pal Singh, Pooja Ohri, and Renu Bhardwaj

    Nano integrated methods for plant disease management and sustainable agriculture

    S. Anusuya and M. Sathiyabama

    Nanotechnology mediated organic amendments to meet the plant growth and development

    Jaspreet Kour, Shalini Dhiman, Arun Dev Singh, Isha Madaan, Parkirti, Roohi Sharma, Puja Ohri, Geetika Sirhindi, Renu Bhardwaj

    Nanotechnology to improve plant secondary metabolite production

    Carlos A. Garza-Alonso, Yolanda González-García, Fabián Pérez-Labrada, and Antonio Juárez-Maldonado

    Nanotechnology mediated stress mitigation in plants

    Ankur Singh and Aryadeep Roychoudhury

    Nano-biosensors for precision farming and sustainable agriculture

    Valentin Romanovski, Zhaowei Zhang, and Ali Akbarisehat

    Nano- bio sensors for environmental stress detection in sustainable agriculture

    Shalini Dhiman, Arun Dev Singh, Jaspreet Kour, Raman Tikoria, Mohd. Ali, Deepak Kumar, Puja Ohri, and Renu Bhardwaj

    Nanotechnology for post-harvest loss management

    Mahmoud E. Abd El-Aziz and Dina M. Salama

    Uptake, accumulation and toxicity of nanoparticles in plants

    Akash Hidangmayum, Akankhya Guru, Jyotsna Setty, and Padmanabh Dwivedi

    Impact of nanotechnological interventions on plant development, soil health and soil microbiome

    Riya Alex, Mary Theresa, and Radhakrishnan E K

    Biopolymers: A Versatile Nanocarrier for Smart Nutrient Delivery System for Agriculture

    Jaiby Cyriac, M. Yuvaraj, Bejoy Thomas and M. Sreejith

    Future scope of nanotechnology in agriculture; ethical concerns and international policies

    Reshma Rajan and Silvy Mathew


    Ms. Mary Theresa is currently pursuing her Ph. D in Microbiology at the School of Biosciences of Mahatma Gandhi University, Kottayam, India. After her M.Sc. in Microbiology, she worked as a Junior Research Fellow in the KSCSTE-KBC-YIPB and KSCSTE-SRS projects and has authored many publications and book chapters. Her research focuses on the studies of defensive properties and molecular mechanisms of endophytic microorganisms and the formulation development of nanobased formulations for agricultural applications.

    Dr. Ashitha Jose completed her doctoral degree in Biosciences (Biochemistry) from Mahatma Gandhi University Kottayam, Kerala, India. She is currently working as an associate scientific editor with Elsevier. She has authored several research papers and book chapters with various publishers. She has published one edited book and is currently editing another 3 books (with CRC Press, Tailor and Francis, Scrivener Publishing partnering with Wiley and Sons, USA, and Elsevier). Her area of research includes the antimicrobial efficacy of various essential oils and the development and characterization of novel bionanocomposites emphasizing packaging applications.

    Dr. Jyotishkumar Parameswaranpillai is currently an Associate Professor at Alliance University Bangalore, India. His research includes nanocellulose, biocomposites, polymer blends, polymer coatings, active food packaging, and water purification. He conducted active research in Germany, Belgium, Thailand, and India. He had an H index of 43 with more than 8500 citations in google scholar.

    Dr. Radhakrishnan E K is currently working as an Associate Professor at the School of Biosciences of Mahatma Gandhi University, Kottayam. He has published various book

    During his 13 years of research, he has published 157 research publications, 55 book chapters and 3 review papers. He edited 10 books from Springer Nature, Wiley, AAP and Elsevier, and 19 books are in progress. He has 4810 citations and h-index of 38 and has delivered 85 invited talks at various national and international conferences and seminars. Recently, he has been listed as top 2% of scientists according to the Stanford University, USA and Elsevier, the Netherlands database published in September 2022 and 2023. He has also been selected for Kairali Gaveshana Puraskaram by the Kerala Higher Education Council, Govt. of Kerala in 2022. So far, 14 PhDs have been completed under his guidance. He has the credit of 4 filed patents and 2 technology transfer. His team successfully launched an agriproduct in the market under the brand name “Nanopower” in 2022 in collaboration with ABTEC, Pvt, Ltd, Kottayam. He has completed 10 major research projects from various funding agencies and has 6 ongoing projects as Principal Investigator. His research areas include plant microbe interactions, microbial natural products, microbial synthesis of metal nanoparticles, antimicrobial resistance gene prediction and development of polymer based nanocomposites with antimicrobial effects for food packaging and medical applications. He is also mentoring four startups in various areas.