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New Pesticides And Soil Sensors

byAlexandru Mihai Grumezescu

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New Pesticides and Soil Sensors, a volume in theNanotechnology in the Agri-Food Industryseries, is a practical resource that demonstrates how nanotechnology is a highly attractive tool that offers new options for the formulation of nanopesticides . Recent advances in nanopesticide research is reviewed and divided into several themes, including improvement of the water solubility of poorly soluble pesticide active ingredients to improve bioavailability and the encapsulation of pesticide active ingredients within permeable nanoparticles with the aim of releasing pesticide active ingredients in a controlled or targeted manner, while also protecting active ingredients from premature photo-degradation.



  • Provides examples of pesticide formulations that contain inorganic and organic nanoparticles
  • Includes general principles and the most recent applications of chemical sensors and multisensory systems for the assessment of soils and main soil nutrition component detection
  • Presents the main benefits and drawbacks of chemical sensors and their employment in soil analysis for further applications
  • Describes current issues of pesticide use, environmental contamination, bioaccumulation, and increases in pest resistance which demands a reduction in the quantity of pesticides applied for crop and stored product protection

About The Author

Dr. Grumezescu is Assistant Professor at the Department of Science and Engineering of Oxide Materials and Nanomaterials, in the Faculty of Applied Chemistry and Materials Science, with a second affiliation to the Faculty of Medical Engineering, at the Politehnica University of Bucharest in Romania. He is an experienced and oft-publishe...
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Title:New Pesticides And Soil SensorsFormat:HardcoverDimensions:792 pages, 9.41 × 7.24 × 0.98 inPublished:February 10, 2017Publisher:Academic PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0128042990

ISBN - 13:9780128042991

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Table of Contents

1. New Pesticides
2. New Pesticides and Soil Sensors: Lessons from inter-region communication for the development of novel, eco-friendly pesticides
3. New pesticides: a cutting-edge view of contributions from nanotechnology for the development of sustainable agricultural pest control
4. Nanopesticides: Preparation, targeting and controlled release
5. Nanopesticides: a new paradigm in crop protection
6. Nanopesticides: A review of current research trends
7. Regulatory framework of nanopesticides
8. Is Nanotechnology a Promising Field for Insect Pest Control in Organic Farms?
9. Botanical pesticides with virucidal and microbicidal activity; nanotechnology contribution to processing and engineering
10. Present and perspectives in pesticides biosensors development and contribution of nanotechnology
11. Pesticides and antimicrobial resistance: from soil microbiota to animal and human infections
12. Molecular mechanisms of pesticides toxicity
13. Scientometric overview in nanopesticides
14. A Simple Whole Cell Microbial Biosensor for Monitoring Soil Pollution
15. Flow analysis as an automation tool for soil monitoring: from wet chemistry assays to nanoscale sample preparation
16. Smart nano-sensors for pesticides detection
17. Soil Sensors: Detailed Insight into its Research Updates, Significance & Future Prospects
18. Nanosensors for detection of pesticide in water
19. Chemical sensors for soil analysis: principles and applications: from theoretical development till practical implementation
20. Surface Plasmon Resonance Based Nanosensors for Detection of Triazinic Pesticides in Agricultural Foods