Nanopesticides in comparison with agrochemicals: Outlook and future prospects for sustainable agriculture
Source of Publication
Plant Physiology and Biochemistry
Agrochemicals are products of advanced technologies that use inorganic pesticides and fertilizers. Widespread use of these compounds has adverse environmental effects, leading to acute and chronic exposure. Globally, scientists are adopting numerous green technologies to ensure a healthy and safe food supply and a livelihood for everyone. Nanotechnologies significantly impact all aspects of human activity, including agriculture, even if synthesizing certain nanomaterials is not environmentally friendly. Numerous nanomaterials may therefore make it easier to create natural insecticides, which are more effective and environmentally friendly. Nanoformulations can improve efficacy, reduce effective doses, and extend shelf life, while controlled-release products can improve the delivery of pesticides. Nanotechnology platforms enhance the bioavailability of conventional pesticides by changing kinetics, mechanisms, and pathways. This allows them to bypass biological and other undesirable resistance mechanisms, increasing their efficacy. The development of nanomaterials is expected to lead to a new generation of pesticides that are more effective and safer for life, humans, and the environment. This article aims to express at how nanopesticides are being used in crop protection now and in the future. This review aims to shed some light on the various impacts of agrochemicals, their benefits, and the function of nanopesticide formulations in agriculture.
Agrochemicals, Biodiversity, Nanomaterials, Nanopesticides, Sustainable agriculture
Mubeen, Iqra; Fawzi Bani Mfarrej, Manar; Razaq, Zarafshan; Iqbal, Shehzad; Naqvi, Syed Atif Hasan; Hakim, Fahad; Mosa, Walid F.A.; Moustafa, Mahmoud; Fang, Yuan; and Li, Bin, "Nanopesticides in comparison with agrochemicals: Outlook and future prospects for sustainable agriculture" (2023). All Works. 5771.
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