Harnessing Nanotechnology for Eco-Friendly Crop Enhancement and Sustainable Agriculture

Lalita Kumar Mohanty

KVK Jajpur, Odisha University of Agriculture and Technology, India.

Ashutosh Singh *

Mandan Bharti Agriculture College, Agwanpur, Saharsa, Bihar, India.

Amit Kumar Pandey

Mandan Bharti Agriculture College, Agwanpur, Saharsa, Bihar, India.

R.K.M. Harish Kumar

Department of Agricultural Engineering, Erode Sengunthar Engineering College, Tamil Nadu, India.

G Ramesh

Statistics and Computer Applications, SMGR Agricultutal College, ANGRAU –Udayagiri, India.

G Narayana Swamy

Department of Horticulture, SMGR Agriculture College, Acharya N G Ranga Agricultural University, India.

Shivam Kumar Pandey

Rashtriya Raksha University, India.

Bal Veer Singh

Department of Agronomy, Chandra Shekhar Azad University of Agriculture and Technology, Kanpur, U.P., India.

*Author to whom correspondence should be addressed.


Abstract

Nanotechnology has emerged as a transformative tool in various sectors, including agriculture. The application of nanotechnology in agriculture has the potential to revolutionize crop production, enhance food security, and promote sustainable farming practices. This paper explores the potential of harnessing nanotechnology for eco-friendly crop enhancement and sustainable agriculture. It discusses the various applications of nanotechnology in agriculture, including nanofertilizers, nanopesticides, nanosensors, and nanodelivery systems. The paper highlights the benefits of using nanotechnology in agriculture, such as increased crop yield, reduced environmental impact, and improved nutrient use efficiency. It also addresses the challenges and risks associated with the use of nanotechnology in agriculture, including potential toxicity, bioaccumulation, and the need for regulatory frameworks. The paper emphasizes the importance of responsible and sustainable use of nanotechnology in agriculture to ensure its long-term benefits while minimizing potential risks. It presents case studies and research findings that demonstrate the successful application of nanotechnology in enhancing crop growth, combating pests and diseases, and improving soil health.

Keywords: Nanotechnology, sustainable agriculture, crop enhancement, eco-friendly, food security


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Mohanty, Lalita Kumar, Ashutosh Singh, Amit Kumar Pandey, R.K.M. Harish Kumar, G Ramesh, G Narayana Swamy, Shivam Kumar Pandey, and Bal Veer Singh. 2024. “Harnessing Nanotechnology for Eco-Friendly Crop Enhancement and Sustainable Agriculture”. Journal of Experimental Agriculture International 46 (7):154-67. https://doi.org/10.9734/jeai/2024/v46i72568.

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