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Nano-Enabled Technological Interventions for Sustainable Production, Protection, and Storage of Fruit Crops

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Agri-nanotechnology, an active and emerging field of research and development (R&D), hails research on improved and balanced nutrition through the use of nano-fertilizers, and targeted and sustained release of active ingredient from nano-pesticides. Furthermore, nano-interventions include proper monitoring of a variety of factors such as soil edaphic, abiotic (temperature, moisture, pH, nutrient content), and biotic (pest and pathogens) by employing in planta/in situ/ex situ portable sensor systems for fruit crops. Numerous post-harvest management applications have also been reported, including the development of efficient nano-enabled packaging and processing systems. However, this upcoming technology is yet in its developmental stages and is likely to be commercialized. Nonetheless, the anticipated benefits will fuel further progress in this field in the coming years. The chapter reviews all these aspects in relation to fruit crops.

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  • Nanoscale
  • Agri-innovations
  • Sustainability
  • Shelf-life enhancement
  • Targeted release
  • Nutrient use efficiency

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Singh, G., Kalia, A. (2019). Nano-Enabled Technological Interventions for Sustainable Production, Protection, and Storage of Fruit Crops. In: Pudake, R., Chauhan, N., Kole, C. (eds) Nanoscience for Sustainable Agriculture. Springer, Cham. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-97852-9_14

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