Use Nanotools for Weed Control and Exploration of Weed Plants in Nanotechnology

Agriculture sector faces many difficulties due to worldwide loss by pests estimated by 30% from food production

Mohamed A. Balah; Ramesh Namdeo Pudake

2019

Scholarcy highlights

  • Agriculture sector faces many difficulties due to worldwide loss by pests estimated by 30% from food production
  • Weed caused about 13% loss, besides the ill effects of synthetic herbicides on human and the environmental health
  • The present chapter reviews the use of nanotools in weed management, in which many trials are being conducted to facilitate this technology for future weed management, by minimizing the costs and the environmental effects of the use of chemical herbicides
  • Nanoherbicides provide a good opportunity for farmers to control annual, perennial, and parasitic weeds by blending with the soil or sprayed on weed plants without the use of excessive amounts chemicals to leaving any toxic residues and environmental problems
  • Nanoformulations are being used in weed control, especially polymer formulation or nano-emulsions for natural product extracts, essential oils, and active ingredient of synthetic herbicides
  • Sangami S, Manu B Synthesis of green iron nanoparticles using laterite and their application as a fenton-like catalyst for the degradation of herbicide ametryn in water

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