Read While You Wait - Get immediate ebook access, if available*, when you order a print book

Nanopesticides

From Research and Development to Mechanisms of Action and Sustainable Use in Agriculture

Editors: Fernandes Fraceto, L., S.S. de Castro, V.L., Grillo, R., Avila, D., Caixeta Oliveira, H., Lima, R. (Eds.)

Free Preview
  • This book fills an existing gap in the nanopesticides literature since other publications only cover general applications of nanotechnology in agriculture
    Describes the preparation of nanomaterials and discusses the mechanisms of action and toxicity
    Highlights the state of the art in nanopesticides

Buy this book

eBook £95.50
price for United Kingdom (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-030-44873-8
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover £119.99
price for United Kingdom (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-030-44872-1
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Immediate ebook access, if available*, with your print order
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
About this book

This book explores the development of nanopesticides and tests of their biological activity against target organisms. It also covers the effects of nanopesticides in the aquatic and terrestrial environments, along with related subjects including fate, behaviour, mechanisms of action and toxicity. Moreover, the book discusses the potential risks of nanopesticides for non-target organisms, as well as regulatory issues and future perspectives.

About the authors

Leonardo F. Fraceto holds a PhD in Molecular and Functional Biology from São Paulo State University, where he has developed carrier systems for herbicides and other compounds of interest for pest control in agriculture, resulting in research articles and patents. In addition, he has conducted studies on long-term repellents for controlling arboviruses and pests. 

Vera Lúcia de Castro holds a PhD in Experimental Pathology from the University of São Paulo and joined Embrapa to develop ecotoxicology studies in non-target organisms. Her main focus is on the ecotoxicological effects of photocatalytic nanoparticles and hybrid nanomaterials on aquatic organisms, as well as the effects of nanoparticles and nanopesticides.

Renato Grillo is a Professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry at São Paulo State University. He received his PhD and MS degrees from the University of Campinas and was a post-doc at the International Iberian Nanotechnology Laboratory and Federal University of ABC. He is an expert on environmental nanotechnology, including the development of nanostructured solutions for the controlled release of pesticides, interactions of nanomaterials with natural colloids, exposure and risk assessment.  

Daiana Ávila holds a PhD in Toxicological Biochemistry from the Federal University of Santa Maria and completed her postdoc at Vanderbilt University. Currently an Associate Professor at the Federal University of Pampa, her research focuses on nanotoxicology using Caenorhabditis elegans as an alternative animal model. She received the “For Woman in Science- L´Oreal/UNESCO/ABC” Award in 2015. 

Halley Caixeta Oliveira holds a PhD in Molecular and Functional Biology from the State University of Campinas and completed his postdoc in Plant Physiology at the same institution. He is currently an Associate Professor at the State University of Londrina. An expert on plant biochemistry and physiology, his research focuses on how plants respond to abiotic stresses and how we can improve plant performance in a scenario of climate change by exploring the application of nanotechnology in agriculture and the plant sciences. 

Renata de Lima holds an MSc in Genetics and Evolution from the Federal University of São Carlos and a PhD in Medical Sciences from the State University of Campinas. She was the coordinator of the Biotechnology and the Engineering of Biotechnology and Bioprocess undergraduate courses at the University of Sorocaba. Her current research areas are ecotoxicology, toxicity of nanomaterials, environmental mutagenesis, agrochemicals and biocides.


Table of contents (11 chapters)

Table of contents (11 chapters)
  • Natural Degradable Polyhydroxyalkanoates as the Basis for Creation of Prolonged and Targeted Pesticides to Protect Cultivated Plants from Weeds and Pathogens

    Pages 1-22

    Volova, T. G. (et al.)

  • Smart Nano-Chitosan for Fungal Disease Control

    Pages 23-47

    Devi, Khaidem Aruna (et al.)

  • The Use of Nanocarriers to Improve the Efficiency of RNAi-Based Pesticides in Agriculture

    Pages 49-68

    Christiaens, Olivier (et al.)

  • Understanding the Interaction of Nanopesticides with Plants

    Pages 69-109

    Santiago, Etenaldo F. (et al.)

  • Methods for Understanding the Fate of Nanopesticides in Soil and Water

    Pages 111-136

    López-Cabeza, Rocío

Buy this book

eBook £95.50
price for United Kingdom (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-030-44873-8
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover £119.99
price for United Kingdom (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-030-44872-1
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Immediate ebook access, if available*, with your print order
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Loading...

Recommended for you

Loading...

Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Nanopesticides
Book Subtitle
From Research and Development to Mechanisms of Action and Sustainable Use in Agriculture
Editors
  • Leonardo Fernandes Fraceto
  • Vera Lucia S.S. de Castro
  • Renato Grillo
  • Daiana Avila
  • Halley Caixeta Oliveira
  • Renata Lima
Copyright
2020
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-44873-8
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-44873-8
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-44872-1
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXI, 360
Number of Illustrations
18 b/w illustrations, 38 illustrations in colour
Topics

*immediately available upon purchase as print book shipments may be delayed due to the COVID-19 crisis. ebook access is temporary and does not include ownership of the ebook. Only valid for books with an ebook version. Springer Reference Works and instructor copies are not included.