Results are encouraging
Scientists have used nanotechnology to design a smart delivery system that would release nutrients in a slow and controlled manner to the targeted site to tackle nutrient deficiency in plants. Nanofertilizers increase crop productivity by enhancing the availability of essential nutrients to the plant.
How does nanotechnology help agriculture?
The significant interests of using nanotechnology in agriculture includes specific applications like nanofertilizers and nanopesticides to trail products and nutrients levels to increase the productivity without decontamination of soils, waters, and protection against several insect pest and microbial diseases.
Analysis and further testing
How will nanotechnology affect the future?
In the future, nanotechnology could also enable objects to harvest energy from their environment. New nano-materials and concepts are currently being developed that show potential for producing energy from movement, light, variations in temperature, glucose and other sources with high conversion efficiency.
Nanoencapsulated conventional fertilizers, pesticides and herbicides helps in slow and sustained release of nutrients and agrochemicals resulting in precise dosage to the plants.
A positive result
Nanotechnology has immensely contributed to sustainable agriculture by enhancing crop production and restoring and improving soil quality. Nanotechnology is applied in various aspects of agriculture, for example: Nano-pesticide delivery. Slow and controlled release of nanoparticles containing biofertilizers.
Nanotechnology can boost agricultural production, and its applications include: 1) nanoformulations of agrochemicals for applying pesticides and fertilizers for crop improvement; 2) the application of nanosensors/nanobiosensors in crop protection for the identification of diseases and residues of agrochemicals; 3) ..