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NANOSCALE MICRONUTRIENTS SUPPRESS CROP DISEASE, ENHANCE MICRONUTRIENT USE EFFICIENCY, AND INCREASE FOOD PRODUCTION

NANOSCALE MICRONUTRIENTS SUPPRESS CROP DISEASE, ENHANCE MICRONUTRIENT USE EFFICIENCY, AND INCREASE FOOD PRODUCTION
PI: Jorge Gardea-Torresdey
Sponsor: US DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE
Chemistry
Amount awarded: $143,357

The primary goal is use nanoscale micronutrients as a comprehensive agricultural amendment strategy to suppress crop disease, promote nutritional content, and enhance overall yield. Based on preliminary data and a recent critical review of the literature, our central hypothesis is that NP micronutrients can be used to strategically suppress disease, promote nutritional status and enhance crop growth and yield.

Posting date: Mon, 02/13/2017

Award start date: Tue, 03/01/2016
Award end date: Thu, 02/28/2019