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Nanotechnology, which can lead to a new revolution in various fields of applications. The field of nanotechnology has revolutionized almost all the aspects of human life, and their potential applications in industries such as agriculture, biological, biotechnology, mineral nutrition, food processing, reproduction, textiles, cosmetics, engineering, environmental science, medicine, electrical and electronics, pharmaceutical, pharmacology applications and many more.
Zinc oxide (ZnO) nanoparticles (NPs) are a promising platform for use in agricultures research, plant protection products, fertilizers, soil improvement, water purification, and especially given their antimicrobial activities.
Zinc oxide using biological method plays a unique role in research, such as cost-effective and environment-friendly. Zinc oxide nanoparticles (ZnO NPs) have gained tremendous attention attributed to their unique properties. Zinc oxide nanoparticle has high excitation binding energy, high surface area to volume ratio and large bandwidth, their surface reactivity is greatly enhanced resulting in extraordinary antimicrobial, antifungal, catalytic, made researchers to explore its potential application in different fields.
Nanotechnology has a dominant position in transforming agriculture and food production. Farm application of nanotechnology is gaining attention by efficient control and precise release of pesticides, herbicides, and fertilizers.
Zinc oxide’s “good fertilizing properties as a source of zinc micronutrient” without posing toxicity risk. Zinc oxide NPs nanofertilizer play important role in agriculture. Zinc oxide NPs have potential to boost the yield and growth of food crops. Zinc oxide incensed the rate of seed germination, plant growth and seedling. Zinc oxide NPs also boost/enhance the growth rate of stem and root.
Advantages of Fertilizers
Zinc oxide NPs nanofertilizer some example:
Tomato, Peanut and Bean plants etc treated with Zinc oxide NPs nanofertilizer with different concentration. Zinc oxide NPs nanofertilizer which enhances the seed germination. Zinc oxide NPs good fertilizers properties as a some of them enhance the root growth, stem growth, and plant growth.
Zinc oxide NPs nanofertilizer is a plant nutrient which is also more than fertilizer because it’s not only contribute nutrients for the plant but also revives the soil to an organic state without destructive factor of chemical fertilizer.
Current pest management relies heavily on the application of pesticides, such as insecticides, fungicides, and herbicides. ZnO NPs is best known compound commonly used as agricultural fungicide. ZnO NPs attracted the attention of many researchers due the low cost, biocompatibility, protective effect against ultraviolet and non toxicity.