Hate pesticides? 'Tiny tech' offers big gains in agriculture
Environment Nanotechnology Agriculture

Hate pesticides? 'Tiny tech' offers big gains in agriculture

Dr Kyle Isaacson
Dr Kyle Isaacson

While nanotechnology has often been used for biomedical applications, researchers are only beginning to explore its potential in improving the environmental sustainability of agricultural practices, including the reduced use of pesticides.

In 10 seconds? Researchers are refining agricultural practices by introducing tiny nanomaterials to carry nutrients and pesticides to plants in precise doses. With this, they are aiming to improve soil health, reduce water usage, increase crop yields, and decrease carbon and nitrogen emissions.

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