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    Ramesh Namdeo Pudake, Nidhi Chauhan, Chittaranjan Kole, editors.
    Summary: This book discusses the ability of nanomaterials to protect crop-plant and animal health, increase production, and enhance the quality of food and other agricultural products. It explores the use of targeted delivery and slow- release agrochemicals to reduce the damage to non-target organisms and the quantity released into the soil and water, as well as nanotechnology-derived tools in the field of plant and animal genetic improvement. It also addresses future applications of nanotechnology in sustainable agriculture and the legislative regulation and safety evaluation of nanomaterials. The book highlights the recent advances made in nanotechnology and its contribution towards an eco-friendly approach in agriculture.

    Intro; Preface; Contents; Contributors; Nanomaterials in Crop Science; 1 Application of Nanotechnology in Genetic Improvement in Crops; Abstract; 1.1 Introduction; 1.2 Conventional Plant Biotransformation Techniques; 1.3 Why Nanotechnology?; 1.4 Nanocarriers for Plant Biotransformation; 1.4.1 Silica Nanoparticles; 1.4.2 Calcium-Based Nanoparticles; 1.4.3 Magnetic Nanoparticles; 1.4.4 Dendrimers; 1.4.5 Liposomes; 1.4.6 Gold Nanoparticles; 1.4.7 Carbon Nanotubes; 1.4.8 Other Nanoparticles; 1.5 Patented Technologies; 1.6 Concluding Remarks and Future Perspectives; References 2 Engineered Nanoparticles for Increasing Micronutrient Use EfficiencyAbstract; 2.1 Introduction; 2.2 Nanoparticles as Micronutrients; 2.2.1 Iron (Fe) NPs; 2.2.2 Manganese (Mn) NPs; 2.2.3 Zinc (Zn) NPs; 2.2.4 Copper (Cu) NPs; 2.2.5 Molybdenum (Mo) NPs; 2.3 Uptake of Nanomaterials in Plants; 2.4 Toxicity Aspects of Nanoparticles; 2.5 Conclusion and Future Aspects; References; 3 Nano-biofertilizers: Harnessing Dual Benefits of Nano-nutrient and Bio-fertilizers for Enhanced Nutrient Use Efficiency and Sustainable Productivity; Abstract; 3.1 Introduction 3.1.1 Fertilizers and Their Role for Crop Productivity3.1.1.1 Fertilizer Application Techniques; Tackling the 'Over-Fertilization' Peril; 3.1.2 Organic Fertilization: Aiming for Eco-Friendly Green Revolution; 3.2 Bio-fertilizers: Pursuit for Sustainable Agricultural Productivity; 3.3 Nano-fertilizers; 3.3.1 Conventional Fertilizers Versus Nano-fertilizers; 3.3.2 What Are Nano-fertilizers?; 3.3.3 Nano-fertilizers in Precision Agriculture; Nano-'smart'-fertilizers for Slow/Controlled Release of Nutrients 3.4 Nano-biofertilizers: Augmenting the Benefits of Nano- and Bio-fertilizers3.4.1 Contributions of the Nano- and Bio-components of the Nano-biofertilizer; 3.4.2 Why Will It Impart Added Benefits?; 3.4.3 Studies Involving Combinatorial Use of Nano- and Bio-fertilizers; Cereal Crops; Legume Crops; Horticultural Crops; Forage Crops; 3.5 Environmental Safety Issues; 3.6 Future Prospects; Acknowledgements; References; 4 Role of Metal-Organic Framework (MOF) for Pesticide Sensing; Abstract; 4.1 Introduction; 4.2 Synthesis of MOF; 4.2.1 Traditional Synthesis Methods 4.2.2 Microwave Synthesis4.2.3 Electrochemical Synthesis; 4.2.4 Mechanochemical Synthesis; 4.2.5 Sonochemical Synthesis; 4.3 Applications of MOF for Pesticide Sensing; 4.3.1 Magnetic Solid-Phase Extraction (MSPE) Extracted Magnetic MOF Composites for Pesticide Detection; 4.3.2 Gas Chromatography Coupled with MOF for Pesticide Detection; 4.3.3 MOF Coupled Adsorption for Pesticide Detection; 4.3.4 Detection of Pesticide by Optical Method; 4.3.5 Electrochemical Method of Pesticide Detection; 4.3.6 SERS Active Metal-Organic Framework with Embedded Gold Nanoparticles
    Digital Access Springer 2019