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Applications of Nanotechnology in Agriculture, with a Focus on Insect Pest Management

Amritpal Kaur, Devershi Pallavi Bhatt and Linesh Raja


Agriculture has been by far the most successful revolution in human history. Because of improved health care, nutrition, and other fac- tors, the population of the twenty-first century exploded. Farmers began employing procedures (such as fertilizer, pesticide, herbicide, and so on) that enabled the yield to rise more quickly than with traditional farming practices in order to satisfy the needs of the increasing population. In the long term, this may have proven to be costly and destructive to the environment. This necessitated the urgent search for alternative solutions that are both environmentally benign and cost-effective. In this scenario, nanotechnology has proven to be the most viable option. The unique qualities of nanotechnology, such as its ultra-small size and enormous surface area, targeted distribution, high catalytic reactivity, gradual and controlled release of molecules of interest, and so on, allow for creative and environmentally friendly solutions to issues. Nano fertilizers, nano sensors, nano pesticides, nanomaterials, and other technologies improve farming efficiency. Precision agriculture was born with the introduction of the IoT (Internet of Things). Precision agriculture incorporates the Internet, satellite imagery, remote sensing, robotics, unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), GPS, multispectral imaging, and other technologies into agricultural techniques. However, more research and analysis into the use of nanomaterials in agriculture is required. Before applying to the fields, the risks must be analyzed.

Published on: October 22, 2022
doi: 10.17756/nwj.2022-s1-015
Citation: Kaur A, Bhatt DP, Raja L. 2022. Applications of Nanotechnology in Agriculture, with a Focus on Insect Pest Management. NanoWorld J 8(S1): S76-S82.

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