Nanotechnology

An Agricultural Paradigm

Editors: Prasad, Ram, Kumar, Manoj, Kumar, Vivek (Eds.)

  • Explains the novel properties of nanomaterials in agriculture
  • Provides a holistic view on the role of nano-agriculture in food security and environmental protection
  • Describes nanotechnology as a promising way to improve crop production, water quality, nutrition, packaging, and food security
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This book highlights the implications of nanotechnology and the effects of nanoparticles on agricultural systems, their interactions with plants as well as their potential applications as fertilizers and pesticides. It also discusses how innovative, eco-friendly approaches to improve food and agricultural systems lead to increased plant productivity. Further, it offers insights into the current trends and future prospects of nanotechnology along with the benefits and risks and their impact on agricultural ecosystems.

Nanomaterials in agriculture reduce the amount of chemical products sprayed by means of smart delivery of active ingredients; minimize nutrient losses in fertilization; and increase yields through optimized water and nutrient management. There is also huge potential for nanotechnology in the provision of state-of-the-art solutions for various challenges faced by agriculture and society, both today and in the future.

About the authors

Dr. Ram Prasad is Assistant Professor at the Amity Institute of Microbial Technology, Amity University, Uttar Pradesh, India. His research interest includes plant-microbe-interactions, sustainable agriculture and microbial nanobiotechnology. Dr. Prasad has more than hundred publications to his credit, including research papers & book chapters and five patents issued or pending, and edited or authored several books. Dr. Prasad has eleven years of teaching experience and he has been awarded the Young Scientist Award (2007) and Prof. J.S. Datta Munshi Gold Medal (2009) by the International Society for Ecological Communications; FSAB fellowship (2010) by the Society for Applied Biotechnology; Outstanding Scientist Award (2015) in the field of Microbiology by Venus International Foundation; and the American Cancer Society UICC International Fellowship for Beginning Investigators (USA, 2014). In 2014-2015, Dr. Prasad served as Visiting Assistant Professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at Johns Hopkins University, USA.

Dr. Manoj Kuma
r is a scientist with sanguine behavior who is adoring about research and development, with a commitment to lifelong learning. He is determined on high quality science that contributes broadly to both increasing intellectual knowledge of plant development and to increasing the ecological niche. He has a high level of professional desire and intellectual hunt, and the potential to fulfil the dream of his high impact publications and the future recognition of these by academic peers. Dr. Kumar has pursued his PhD in Plant Biotechnology from prestigious Jawaharlal Nehru University and then awarded two postdocotoral fellowships consecutively: i) DBT-PDF from IISc Bangalore in 2005 and then NRF-PDF from University of Pretoria. Dr. Manoj Kumar is a researcher of Plant Biotechnology in the Division of Microbial Technology at the Amity University Uttar Pradesh, India. He referees for many more, including Phytoremediation, Journal of Soil Sediments and many more. Dr. Kumar’s research is the integration of microbial genetics with a breadth of plant physiological approaches to enable novel gene discovery and conferring metabolites.

Dr. Vivek Kumar is a scientist with involved in teaching, research and guidance, with a pledge to enduring knowledge. Dr. Kumar is working in the Institute of Microbial Technology at Amity University Uttar Pradesh, Noida, India. He obtained his masters and doctoral degree from CCS Haryana Agricultural University, Hisar, Haryana, India. He is serving in Editorial board of reputed international journals viz. Environment Asia, International Journal of Biological & Chemical Sciences, Journal of Advanced Botany and Zoology, Journal of Ecobiotechnology. He is also reviewer of Journal of Hazardous Materials, Science International, Acta Physiologiae Plantarum, Int. Research Journal of Plant Sciences, Int. J. Microbiology, African J Microbiology Research, Journal of Microbiology and Antimicrobials, Environment Science & Pollution Research, Rhizosphere. He has published 61 research papers, 19 book chapters, six review articles and two books. Dr. Kumar has also served as Microbiologist for eight years in Department of Soil and Water Research, Public Authority of Agricultural Affairs & Fish Resources, Kuwait. Dr. Kumar has organized number of conferences/workshops as convener/ organizing secretary.


Table of contents (17 chapters)

  • Agricultural Nanotechnology: Concepts, Benefits, and Risks

    Sangeetha, Jeyabalan (et al.)

    Pages 1-17

  • Nanotechnology in Life Science: Its Application and Risk

    Benckiser, Gero

    Pages 19-31

  • Production of Bionanomaterials from Agricultural Wastes

    Sangeetha, Jeyabalan (et al.)

    Pages 33-58

  • Nanomaterials: Implications on Agroecosystem

    Davari, M. R. (et al.)

    Pages 59-71

  • Nanoagrotechnology for Soil Quality, Crop Performance and Environmental Management

    Sangeetha, Jeyabalan (et al.)

    Pages 73-97

Buy this book

eBook $169.00
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  • ISBN 978-981-10-4573-8
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  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $219.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-981-10-4572-1
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Nanotechnology
Book Subtitle
An Agricultural Paradigm
Editors
  • Ram Prasad
  • Manoj Kumar
  • Vivek Kumar
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Springer Singapore
Copyright Holder
Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd.
eBook ISBN
978-981-10-4573-8
DOI
10.1007/978-981-10-4573-8
Hardcover ISBN
978-981-10-4572-1
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VIII, 371
Number of Illustrations and Tables
12 b/w illustrations, 36 illustrations in colour
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