1st Edition

Nanotechnology in Sustainable Agriculture

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ISBN 9780367369408
July 9, 2021 Forthcoming by CRC Press
400 Pages 75 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

Nanotechnology in Sustainable Agriculture presents applications of nanobiotechnology for eco-friendly agriculture practices. Implementing sustainable agriculture techniques is a crucial component in meeting projected global food demands while minimising toxic waste in the environment.

Nano-technological tools – including nanoparticles, nanocapsules, nanotubes and nanomolecules – offer sustainable options to modernise agriculture systems. Written by nanotechnology experts, this book outlines how nano-formulations can improve yield without reliance on chemecial pesticides and reduce nutrient losses in fertilization. It reveals how nanotools are used for rapid disease diagnostics, in treating plant diseases and enhancing the capacity for plants to absorb nutrients.


  • Combines nanotechnology and agronomy presenting applications for improving plant performance and yields.
  • Reveals nanotechnology-based products used for the soil and plant health management which mitigate climate change.
  • Discusses roles of microbial endophytes, heavy metal nanoparticles and environment health, nano-nutrients, phytochemicals,  green bioengineering and plant health.

This book appeals to professionals working in the agriculture and food industry, as well as agricultural scientists and researchers in nanotechnology and agronomy.

Table of Contents

Part 1: Introductory


1. Emerging Role of Fungus Mediated Synthesis of Nanoparticles in Agriculture   

Anjney Sharma, Sandeep Kumar and Shruti Shandilya


2. Endophytes as Nanofactories   

Isha Abhyankar, Philem Pushparani Devi and Pradeep Kumar Singh


3. Nano-Biotechnological Products and Their Beneficial Linkages Towards Sustainable Wheat Production    

Baby Kumari et al.


4. Role of Nano-Biotechnology in Agriculture and Allied Sciences    

Ashutosh Kumar et al.


5. Phytochemicals and Microbial Metabolites as Capping Agents in Nanoparticle Formulation and Its Implications in Agriculture   

Neha Sharma et al.


Part 2: Application of Nanoparticles


6. Potential of Agro-Products in Green Synthesis of Nano- Metallo-Pharmaceuticals   

Deepak Panchal, Rita S. Dhodapkar and Sukdeb Pal


7. Myconanoparticles Synthesis and Their Applications in The Agriculture Sector   

Neha Sharma et al.


8. Green Synthesized Nanoparticles: A Way to Produce Novel Nano Biosensor for Agricultural Application   

Bijayananda Panigrahi and Kumar Anand


9. Sophorolipid: A New Path Towards Greener Substitute in Nanotechnology   

Asmita Prabhune and Priti Darne


10. Nanoformulations in Soil Health and Agriculture   

A.H. Sneharani and M. PavanKumar


11. Emerging Role of Biosynthesized Silver Nanoparticles for Agricultural Applications   

Aditya Nandi et al.


Part 3: Nanobioformulation and Plant Health


12. A Journey of Nano Iron Pyrite from The Chemosynthetic World of Hydrothermal Vents to The Photosynthetic World of Agricultural Fields: A New Class of Seed and Root Bio-Stimulant    

Himanshi Jangir and Mainak Das


13. Plant Extract Guided Nanomaterials and Plant Disease Management   

Ismail Ocsoy et al.


14. Nanomaterials, An Eco-Friendly Replacement of Traditional Agricultural Plant Fungicides   

Arghadip Mondal, Naba Kumar Mondal and Priyanka Debnath


15. Current Trends in Nanotechnological Approaches for Treatment of Plant Diseases   

Anand Kumar Pandey, Brijendra Kumar Kashyap and Shalja Verma


Part 4: Others (Case Reports)

16. Cellular Impacts of Plant Fabricated Silver Nanoparticles   

M. Anwar Mallick et al.


17. Phytotoxic Study on Degraded Textile Dye (Methyl Red) Using Iron Oxide, Tungsten Oxide and Iron Tungstate Oxide Nanoparticles: A Case Report   

Narendhran Sadasivam and Vinoth Velusamy

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Prof. M. A. Mallick is professor of Botany & Dean, Faculty of Science at Vinoba Bhave University, Hazaribag. He has all through the First Class academic career. He was a UGC Teacher Fellow in the Department of Botany, University of Delhi during 1986-90 and was awarded Ph.D. Degree in 1991. He was UGC Visiting Associate at Bhabha Atomic Research Centre, Trombay for short term Post-doctoral work during 1994-96. He has 37+ years teaching & research experiences to his credit. Dr. Mallick is the man behind the establishment of Undergraduate Biotechnology department at St. Columba’s College, Hazaribag, backward region of erstwhile Bihar & now Jharkhand State of India in 1994-95. He was also founder Course Coordinate and presently Director, Post Graduate Department of Biotechnology, VBU. He had been elected as member of the Jharkhand State Biotechnology Board during 2002-04 and member of Jharkhand State Higher Education Council (RUSA) during 2015-17. Dr. Mallick is life member of several academic societies and attended several seminars & conferences in India & abroad. He has authored one International book and two laboratory manual in biotechnology and has published several research papers including book chapters. He has supervised ten research scholars & currently guiding seven students for Ph.D. degree in Biotechnology/Botany. His current research interest lies in Nano biotechnology and has published papers in this field in Scientific Reports and Nanomedicine.


Dr. Manoj Kumar Solanki (Ph.D.) is currently working as a visiting scientist in the Volcani Center, Agricultural Research Organization, Israel. He obtained his Master's degree in Microbiology from Barkatullah University in 2006 and the Ph.D. degree in Microbiology from Rani Durgawati University, India in 2013. He has also awarded a visiting scientist fellowship from the Guangxi Academy of Agriculture Sciences, China in 2013-2015. During Ph.D., he has been awarded a Senior Research Fellowship from the Indian Council of Agriculture Research (ICAR), India. He also worked as Research Associate in the International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics (ICRISAT), India in a Department of Biotechnology funded project. He has been engaged in various research activities on plants-microbes interaction, soil microbiology, plant disease management, enzymology, and published many book chapters and various research papers in the journals of International repute. His current research interest lies in post-harvest disease management, study the bacterial and fungal microbiome, nutrient management, plant disease management, bioformulation preparation and application, microbial genome analysis, microbial diversity, lytic enzyme such as chitinase and amylase, stress regulation by plant growth promoting microbes and soil microbial community analysis by modern biotechnological tools. He has vast experience on several plant diseases like root rot, wilt, charcoal rot, downy mildew, and their management. Dr. Solanki has a great interest in Agriculturally Important Microorganisms (such as bacteria, actinomycetes, fungi, and yeast) especially in the utilization of microorganisms in soil and crop health management and other allied areas.


Dr. Baby Kumari (Ph.D.) obtained her Master's degree in Biotechnology from University of Rajasthan and the Ph.D. degree in Biotechnology from the Vinoba Bhave University (2017), Jharkhand in collaboration with the Bhabha Atomic Research Centre, Mumbai, India. She has worked at the Bhabha Atomic Research Centre, Mumbai, Maharashtra, April 2013-April 2014, in Nuclear Agriculture and Plant Biotechnology Division. She also worked there in the Radiation and Health division. She worked at the different prestigious Teaching and Research Institutes of India (Experience of 13 years). She worked in P.G. Dept of Biotechnology, St Columbas College, Jharkhand, Dec 2010-March 2011 as an Assistant professor, Chemind Diagnosis & Biosolutions, Jaipur, Rajasthan, India, Dec 2009-Nov 2010, as a research scientist, Modi Institute of Management and Technology, Kota, Rajasthan, Aug 2007-Dec 2009, In Molecular Biology specialization section. She has been engaged in various research activities on plants-microbes interaction, soil microbiology, plant disease management, Nanotechnology, and published many research papers in the journals of International repute. Dr. Kumari has a great interest in Plant Microbiome interactions, especially in medicinal plants. Dr. Baby has a keen interest in nanoparticle biosynthesis and their application in plant disease management, biosensors, and bioremediation.


Dr. Suresh Kumar Verma (PhD) is a research scientist in the group of Prof. M. Suar in KIIT School of Biotechnology, KIIT University. He has served as a postdoctoral researcher in environmental nanotoxicology from Department of Environmental medicine, Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden. He has been part of South Asian Hub project as research scientist. Till the date known, he is about to join Uppsala University, Sweden. His main area of research interest includes Nanotoxicology, Environmental pollution, Nanomedicine. His research publication includes many publications in top reputed environmental journals like Science of the total environment, scientific reports, Nanomedicine, Chemosphere and Many others. He is also associated with many journals in as reviewer and Editor Role.