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Nanotechnology in agriculture

Nanotechnology is increasingly transforming agriculture and crop production, enabling the development of a new generation of agrochemicals aimed at reducing negative environmental impacts while maintaining crop yields. This Collection gathers interdisciplinary research focusing on nanoformulation of agrochemicals and other nanotechnological applications in agriculture. It also provides a home for nanotoxicology research and sheds light on how nanomaterials interact with plants, their environment, and other organisms.

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Agriculture must overcome several challenges in order to increase—or even maintain—production, while also reducing negative environmental impact. Nanotechnology, fundamentally through the development of smart delivery systems and nanocarriers, can contribute to engineering more efficient and less contaminant agrochemicals. This Collection presents recent related works, covering nanodevices that improve crop protection against pests and diseases, nanoformulations for enhancing plant nutrition, and nanomaterials strengthening the general crop performance.

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Nanodevices for crop protection

Nanodevices for crop nutrition

Other applications and effects