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Nanoscale Engineering in Agricultural Management

1st Edition

Edited by Ramesh Raliya

CRC Press

225 pages | 8 Color Illus. | 35 B/W Illus.

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pub: 2019-05-15
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To feed over 9 billion people in 2050, we urgently need another agricultural revolution with three basic principles - precise, sustainable and safe for the biosphere. Engineered nanoparticles pierce the plant cell and exert its positive or negative impact depending on their material chemistry. Specifically, designed nanoscale particles are the next generation product to bring environmental sustainability and precision in agriculture. Noticeably nanoscale nutrient provides better nutrition and protection to a plant due to higher surface area compare to their bulk counterpart.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents

Nanomaterials: synthesis and characterization

Ramesh Raliya, Vinod Saharan, Kailash Choudhary, Sudha Summarwar, Khushboo Gulecha, Vikal Gupta and Prakash Mal Sain. (

Tools and techniques to characterize nanomaterial internalization/uptake in the plants and its importance for agricultural uses

Remya Nair (

Bacterial synthesis of metallic nanoparticles - current trends and potential applications as soil fertilizer and plant protectants

Shweta Agrawal, Mrinal Kuchlan, Jitendra Panwar and Mahaveer Sharma (shweta.agrawal24@gmail.c

Perspectives of nanomaterial in sustainable Agriculture

S.K. Singh, Rakesh Pathak and Rajwant Kaur Kalia (

Agri-applications of nano-scale micronutrients: Prospects for plant growth promotion and use-efficient micronutrient fortification

Anu Kalia and Harleen Kaur (

Application of metabolomics to discover the implications of nanomaterials for crop plants

Yuxiong Huang, Lijuan Zhao and Arturo A. Keller (

Chitosan nanomaterials for smart delivery of bioactive compounds in agriculture

Ram Chandra Choudhary, Sarita Kumari, R. V. Kumaraswamy, Garima Sharma, Ashok Kumar, Savita Budhwar, Ajay Pal, Ramesh Raliya, Pratim Biswas and Vinod Saharan (

Interaction of nanoparticles with crop plants; their implication in nutritional imbalance and environmental toxicity

Samarendra Barik, Saheli Pradhan, Arunava Goswami (

Nano zinc micro nutrient

M.Yuvaraj and K.S.Subramanian (

Thymol based nanoemulsions: current and future prospects in disease protection and plant growth

Sarita Kumari, Kumara Swamy R.V., Ram Chandra Choudhary, Savita Budhwar, Ajay Pal, Ramesh Raliya, Pratim Biswas and Vinod Saharan͙(

Phyto-nano interaction - an insight to the phenomenon

Divya Vishambhar Kumbhakar, Debadrito Das, Bapi Ghosh, Ankita Pramanik, Sudha Gupta and Animesh Kumar Datta (

About the Editor

Ramesh Raliya is a Research Scientist at Washington University in St. Louis, USA. His research expertise is in the product and technology development with the aim of reducing fertilizer runoff while improving sustainable agriculture. Dr. Raliya developed methods for synthesizing novel inorganic and organic nanomaterials with independently controlled properties. These nanomaterials have been used to study their impact on plant nutrition, plant protection, biomedical uses including drug delivery, therapeutics, and imaging, water chemistry, energy storage materials, sensors, and environmental interactions. In the last 5 years, he has published over 50 peer reviewed publications, authored 2 books and submitted over 10 patent applications. More can be seen on his website at

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SCIENCE / Biotechnology
SCIENCE / Life Sciences / Botany
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Agriculture / General