Journal of Pharmacognosy and Phytochemistry
Vol. 7, Special Issue 4 (2018)
Agro-Nanotechnology: An innovative approach for diagnosis of plants
Priyanka Kumari, Swapnil, Jenny Priya Ekka, SK Tirkey, Ekhlaque Ahmad
Agriculture plays a key role for economic development of the country. Food losses due to crop infection from pathogens such as bacteria, viruses and fungi are persistent issue in agriculture for centuries across the globe. For proper disease control and management to minimize crop loss early and efficient diagnosis of disease is very essential. For this nanotechnology has emerged as one of the most innovative scientific field in agriculture. The use of nanotechnology in agriculture can revolutionise the sector with new tools for rapid disease detection, targeted treatment enhancing the ability of plants to absorb nutrients, fight diseases and hold out environmental pressures and effective systems for processing etc. Smart sensors and delivery systems will facilitate the agricultural industry combat viruses and other crop pathogens. Progressively this review deals with the application of nanotechnology for rapider, cost-effective and more precise diagnostic procedures of plant diseases. In the coming years this technology will have major impact on Indian Agriculture. Controlled use of the technology will open opportunities for developing new materials and methods that will enhance our ability to develop faster, more reliable and more sensitive analytical systems. The scientists all over the world have been propagating this branch of science through their research, but very minute is done at farmers level
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Priyanka Kumari, Swapnil, Jenny Priya Ekka, SK Tirkey, Ekhlaque Ahmad. Agro-Nanotechnology: An innovative approach for diagnosis of plants. J Pharmacogn Phytochem 2018;7(4S):352-357.