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Indian Journal of Pure & Applied Biosciences (IJPAB)
Year : 2020, Volume : 8, Issue : 6
First page : (339) Last page : (349)
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Nanofertilizers: Perspective to Enhance Growth, Yield and NUE of Crops

Sagar Dhage S.1* and Biradar D. P.2
1Ph.D Scholar, 2Professor and Head, Department of Agronomy,
University of Agricultural Sciences, Dharwad, Karnataka, Pin Code: 580005
*Corresponding Author E-mail:
Received: 1.10.2020 | Revised: 27.10.2020 | Accepted: 4.11.2020 


Since green revolution crop fertilization has become one of the major components for crop production. The major drawbacks with conventional fertilizers are that they were highly prone to losses, low nutrient use efficiency and causes environmental pollution. Efforts to increase NUE of conventional fertilizers have not shown any considerable outcome. So, there is a need to intervene with alternate technology, among them nanofertilizers have the potential to increase NUE. Synthesis and application of macroutrient nanofertilizers at reduced recommendation enhances nutrient release pattern and increases the growth, yield and NUE of crops. Similarly, Seed treatment and foliar application of micronutrient nanofertilizers enhances crop nutrient uptake that leads to increased yield and NUE of crops. It also enhances quality parameters of the crops. Nanomaterial enhanced fertilizers loaded with plant nutrients enhanced nutrient release pattern and increasing plant uptake efficiency and reduce the adverse impacts of fertilization application.

Keywords: Crop nutrition, Nanofertilizers, Nutrient use efficiency, Synthesis.

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Cite this article: Dhage, S.S., & Biradar, D. P. (2020). Nanofertilizers: Perspective to enhance growth, yield and NUE of crops, Ind. J. Pure App. Biosci. 8(6), 339-349. doi: