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Enhancing Crop Productivity and Sustainability: Unleashing the Potential of Nanotechnology in Seed Treatment

Rakhi Giri, Lalita Ledwani and Abhishek Sharma

Abstract

The field of nanotechnology has emerged as a transformative one with enormous potential in many sectors, including agriculture. The purpose of this review paper is to explore the application of nanotechnology to seed treatment and its role in increasing crop productivity, as well as in promoting the sustainability of agricultural practices. Various types of nanomaterials are employed in seed treatments, and their mechanisms of action, and their effects on plant growth and development are described in the paper. Furthermore, it discusses the positive impacts of nanotechnology-based seed treatments on plant growth, nutrient uptake, pest, and pathogen resistance, as well as overall crop yield. Additionally, the paper addresses sustainability issues related to nanotechnology, such as reducing chemical usage, maximizing resource utilization, and reducing environmental harm. In the paper, the potential challenges associated with nanotechnology applications are explored, including safety concerns and regulatory frameworks, as well as future research directions and integrating nanotechnology into agriculture. Reviewing the advancements in nanotechnology for seed treatment, this study underscores how it can contribute to global food security and environmental preservation by improving crop productivity and sustainability.

Published on: December 27, 2023
doi: 10.17756/nwj.2023-s5-073
Citation: Giri R, Ledwani L, Sharma A. 2023. Enhancing Crop Productivity and Sustainability: Unleashing the Potential of Nanotechnology in Seed Treatment. NanoWorld J 9(S5): S424-S437.

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