1st Edition

Nanoscale Engineering in Agricultural Management

ISBN 9781138567016
Published April 16, 2019 by CRC Press
214 Pages 8 Color & 35 B/W Illustrations

USD $199.95

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Book Description

Agriculture plays a vital role in our lives, providing food and economic benefits. Today, it faces severe challenges, due to decreasing arable land, depleting natural resources, changing climate pattern, and yet increasing demand for food. The recent introduction of nanotechnology in agriculture offers sustainable and precise solutions for developing smart agriculture practices and addressing the challenges faced by the ag-sector. Therefore, it is essential to understand this new science from a multidimensional perspective.

Experts in the field have contributed in putting together this volume, covering topics like plant growth, protection and management using engineering nanoscale materials. The chapters in the book have been peer-reviewed and selected for publication based on independent reviewers’ reports. The book covers very specific, in-depth, and fundamental and applied aspects of the latest ag-nanotechnology research. It is hoped that each chapter of the book will be very useful for researchers, policy makers, and other audiences from interdisciplinary scientific subjects.

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. ([email protected])

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

Remya Nair ([email protected])

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 ([email protected]

Perspectives of nanomaterial in sustainable Agriculture

S.K. Singh, Rakesh Pathak and Rajwant Kaur Kalia ([email protected])

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

Anu Kalia and Harleen Kaur ([email protected])

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

Yuxiong Huang, Lijuan Zhao and Arturo A. Keller ([email protected])

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 ([email protected])

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

Samarendra Barik, Saheli Pradhan, Arunava Goswami ([email protected])

Nano zinc micro nutrient

M.Yuvaraj and K.S.Subramanian ([email protected])

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([email protected])

Phyto-nano interaction - an insight to the phenomenon

Divya Vishambhar Kumbhakar, Debadrito Das, Bapi Ghosh, Ankita Pramanik, Sudha Gupta and Animesh Kumar Datta ([email protected])

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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 https://sites.wustl.edu/rameshraliya/