Nanoparticles to protect rice, other crops from diseases

A group of experts from the College of Hyderabad (UoH), the Indian Institute of Rice Study (IIRR) and IIT Kanpur have formulated a novel nanoparticle-based mostly bio-degradablecarbonoid-metabolite (BioDCM) that can defend agricultural crops from pathogens.

(Left) paddy crop with bacterial blight. (Right) paddy crop without bacterial blight). | Source: The University of Hyderabad

(Left) paddy crop with bacterial blight. (Appropriate) paddy crop devoid of bacterial blight). | Supply: The University of Hyderabad

The creation of these novel nanoparticles would act as shields to protect crops, specially rice crop, from an infection and diseases. The know-how is a protective biological substitute that can be applied to improve crop security from a variety of ailments in rice crops.

The crew includes R Balamurugan and Mou Mandal (the Faculty of Chemistry, UoH) C Kannan and Divya Mishra from ICAR-IIRR and Santosh K Misra and Piyush Kumar (the Office of Organic Sciences and Bioengineering, IIT-Kanpur).

A secure and biodegradable merchandise, the nanoparticles would enable in precise goal action. The bio formulation protects the energetic compound from decomposition, a UoH spokesperson mentioned.

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March 05, 2022