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Vol. 11, Special Issue 6 (2022)

Role of nanofertilizers in horticulture: A review

Author(s):
Shilpa, Rupinder Singh, Chander Kant and Nishant Prashar
Abstract:
Fertilizers containing essential nutrients are added to the soil to improve fertility. As use of inorganic fertilizers increased, ecological and environmental concerns has also increased. To hamper such impacts, certain new technology has been introduced to maximize the yield without any leaching loss. Nanofertilizers are nutrient fertilizers containing Nano-structured formulations applied to plants that allow slow but efficient uptake of active components. Nanofertilizer has countless advantages; it can be used to control over accumulation of salt in soil and can be synthesized according to the nutrient requirement of plants. In horticulture crops like fruits, vegetables, flowers, spices, medicinal and aromatic plants nanofertilizers has successfully increased the yield, nutritive content and improved the physiological and biochemical characteristics as well as global food security. Through different research paper we have observed that nanofertilizers are beneficial to increase the productivity, quality as well as shelf life through their positive effects on physiological, morphological, physicochemical and molecular traits. In fruits and vegetables, nanofertilizers are used to increase the yield, chlorophyll content, protein percent and many other factors. Likewise benefits of nanofertilizers in other horticultural crops are also discussed in this paper.
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How to cite this article:
Shilpa, Rupinder Singh, Chander Kant and Nishant Prashar. Role of nanofertilizers in horticulture: A review. The Pharma Innovation Journal. 2022; 11(6S): 831-836.

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