This report studies Nano Fertilizers in Global market, especially in North America, China, Europe, Southeast Asia, Japan and India, with production, revenue, consumption, import and export in these regions, from 2011 to 2015, and forecast to 2025.
A nano fertilizer refers to a product in nanometer scale that delivers nutrients to the crops. Research & development in nanotechnology has altered ways for large-scale production of nanoparticles of physiologically important metals, which are now used to enhance fertilizer formulations. Large-scale application of chemical fertilizers to increase the crop productivity is not an appropriate option for long run because they are considered as double-edged swords, which on the one hand increase the crop production but on the other hand disturbs the soil mineral balance and decreases soil fertility. Nanoparticles have high surface area, sorption capacity, and controlled-release kinetics to targeted sites making them a âsmart delivery systemâ. Nano fertilizers can precisely release their active ingredients in response to environmental triggers and biological demands. According to ACS, the hybridization of the HA nanoparticles and urea, releases nutrients 12 times slower than urea itself. Being an infant technology, the ethical and safety issues regarding the use of nano fertilizers in increasing plant productivity are being carefully evaluated before their application in agricultural fields. Many countries have identified the potential of nanotechnology in the food and agriculture sectors and are investing considerably in its applications to food production. Moreover,, nanotechnology is capable of enhancing crop productivity and reducing nutrient losses, raising interest in the concept of nano fertilizers.
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