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Journal of Pharmacognosy and Phytochemistry

Journal of Pharmacognosy and Phytochemistry

Vol. 8, Issue 1 (2019)

Nanotechnology: An alternative approach to improve seed quality

Author(s):

Pramod Sharma, Ashok Kumar Thakur and Himanshu pandey

Abstract:
Nanotechnology, a new budding and interesting field of science is presently applicable in many areas. It has great application in the field of biotechnology as well as in agriculture Nanotechnology deals with manipulation of matter with at least one dimension sized ranges from 1 to 100 nanometer. One nanometre (nm) is equal to one-billionth of a metre, 10-9 m. In modern agriculture, sustainable production and efficiency are unimaginable without the use of agrochemicals such as pesticides, fertilizers, etc. In the field of agriculture nanotechnology focuses currently on target farming that involves the use of nanoparticles with unique properties to boost crop and livestock productivity. Nanotechnology has the potential to increase food quality, plant protection, detection of plant and animal diseases, monitoring of plant growth, global food production and improving seed quality. In order to improve seed quality there are several seed quality enhancement techniques are used and having their own benefit. Through nanoparticles as a treatment seeds can speed up germination, increases seedling strength, vigour and improve seed quality. The present review is an attempt to summarize and assess the prospects of nanotechnology as an alternative approach to improving seed quality through nanoparicles.

Pages: 1492-1496  |  2554 Views  1625 Downloads


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How to cite this article:
Pramod Sharma, Ashok Kumar Thakur and Himanshu pandey. Nanotechnology: An alternative approach to improve seed quality. J Pharmacogn Phytochem 2019;8(1):1492-1496.

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