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2017 | OriginalPaper | Chapter

13. Agricultural Applications

Authors : Mohab Anis, Ghada AlTaher, Wesam Sarhan, Mona Elsemary

Published in: Nanovate

Publisher: Springer International Publishing

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Abstract

Nanotechnology has been recently introduced to the agriculture sector with a few goals in mind. One of which is to introduce enhanced fertilizers with less loss in nutrients and pesticides and with decreased side effects to the environment and the surrounding tissues. Moreover, nano-based sensors could allow management and delivery of water, pesticides and fertilizers as well as soil analysis. Despite the different sectors of the agriculture industry that nanotechnology could have an impact on, nano-based agriculture products have weak presence in the market. This is attributed to the high cost of production as well as public concerns about the safety of using nano-based products in a sector that is directly connected to their daily consumption of food. Thus, further research is needed to decrease the costs of production as well as to establish sufficient safety studies concerning agricultural products.
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Metadata
Title
Agricultural Applications
Authors
Mohab Anis
Ghada AlTaher
Wesam Sarhan
Mona Elsemary
Copyright Year
2017
DOI
https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-44863-3_13