Nanotechnology Can Help Us Grow More Food Using Less Energy And Water
Due to the rapid population around the world, global organizations such as World Bank and United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization are calling for more innovative ways to resolve the FEW (food-energy-water) nexus.Nanotechnology is now one of the innovative ways to promote plant growth and development. This idea involves the evolving science of precision agriculture which plays a great role for farmers to use technology and also makes agriculture more sustainable because it suppresses waste to a minimum.Nowadays, scientists are actively researching a range of metal and metal oxide nanoparticles or also called as nanofertilizer which can be applied to plants through soil irrigation. Based on surveys, scientists chose to target Zinc as their nanofertilizer because it is a micronutrient that plants need to grow.Want to know more about this awesome device? Follow this link!
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