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Vol. 8, Issue 1, Part I (2024)

Role of nanotechnology in horticulture: An overview

Author(s): Akshay Mehta, Alkesh Yadav, Aman Kumar, Kanika and Manish
Abstract: Nanotechnology, a cutting-edge field, has gained prominence in horticulture for its transformative impact on crop production, plant health, and resource management. Nanoparticles, due to their unique properties, offer innovative solutions in crop improvement and protection. Nanomaterials such as nanofertilizers enhance nutrient uptake efficiency, reducing environmental impact and optimizing resource utilization. Similarly, nanopesticides exhibit increased efficacy in pest and disease management, reducing the need for conventional chemical treatments. Nanotechnology also plays a pivotal role in plant growth regulation. Nanoscale delivery systems enable controlled release of growth regulators, facilitating precise modulation of plant development and flowering. This targeted approach enhances crop yield and quality while minimizing environmental repercussions. Furthermore, nanosensors contribute to real-time monitoring of environmental parameters, offering valuable insights for precision agriculture. Nanomaterial-based sensors detect changes in soil moisture, nutrient levels, and plant health, enabling timely interventions for optimal crop management. Despite the promising applications, the integration of nanotechnology in horticulture faces challenges related to environmental impact, ethical considerations, and regulatory frameworks. Addressing these concerns is crucial to ensure responsible and sustainable deployment of nanotechnology in agriculture. The role of nanotechnology in horticulture is dynamic and expansive. From enhancing nutrient management to revolutionizing pest control and growth regulation, nanotechnology holds immense potential for advancing sustainable and efficient practices in horticultural systems. However, a balanced approach is essential, considering ethical, environmental, and regulatory aspects to harness the full benefits while mitigating potential risks associated with nanotechnology in horticulture. The present review focuses on the Role of Nanotechnology in Horticulture.
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How to cite this article:
Akshay Mehta, Alkesh Yadav, Aman Kumar, Kanika, Manish. Role of nanotechnology in horticulture: An overview. Int J Adv Biochem Res 2024;8(1):702-708. DOI: 10.33545/26174693.2024.v8.i1i.481
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