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Advances in Nano Research
  Volume 3, Number 4, December 2015, pages 207-223
DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.12989/anr.2015.3.4.207
 

The use of nanotechnology in the agriculture
Semra Cicek and Hayrunnisa Nadaroglu

 
Abstract     [Full Text]
    Nanotechnology is considered the most important technological advancement in recent years, and it is utilized in all industries due to its potential applications. Almost all of the industries (food, agriculture, medicine, automotive, information and communication technologies, energy, textile, construction, etc.) reorganize their future in the light of nanotechnological developments. As the most important source of income of countries, the agriculture industry increases the use of nanotechnology products gradually as a solution to the problems encountered. Reducing the use of agricultural inputs (pesticides, herbicides, fertilizers, etc.) by increasing their efficiency utilizing nano-carriers, detecting the environmental conditions and development of the crops in the field simultaneously by making use of nanosensors, reducing the sample volume and the amount of analyte used thanks to nanoarrays, effective treatment of water resources through nano-filters, accelerating the development of crops by using nanoparticles are the prominent nanotechnological applications in the agriculture industry. This review presents information on the benefits of the recent developments in nanotechnology applications in the agriculture industry.
 
Key Words
    agriculture; nanobiotechnology; nano-fertilizers; nano-pesticides; nanobiosensors
 
Address
Semra Cicek: Department of Nano-Science and Nano-Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, Ataturk University,
Erzurum 25240, Turkey; Department of Agricultural Biotechnology, Ataturk University, Faculty of Agriculture, Erzurum 25240, Turkey
Hayrunnisa Nadaroglu: Department of Nano-Science and Nano-Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, Ataturk University,
Erzurum 25240, Turkey; Department of Food Technology, Erzurum Vocational Training School, Ataturk University,
Erzurum 25240, Turkey
 

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