Title: Proceedings of a Workshop on "Nanotechnology for the agricultural sector: from research to the field"
Publisher: Publications Office of the European Union
Publication Year: 2014
JRC N°: JRC89736
ISBN: 978-92-79-37917-8
ISSN: 1831-9424
Other Identifiers: EUR 26625
OP LF-NA-26625-EN-N
URI: http://publications.jrc.ec.europa.eu/repository/handle/JRC89736
DOI: 10.2791/80497
Type: EUR - Scientific and Technical Research Reports
Abstract: Innovation is at the centre of the EU's growth strategy for the coming decade (EU2020). New technologies and their adoption by EU farmers are essential in maintaining European agriculture competitive in a global world. Within this context, nanotechnology represents an innovative technology with great potentials in many areas of applications as diverse as medicine, biotechnology, electronics, materials science and energy technologies. Furthermore, nanotechnology is showing a great potential in the agricultural sector, in particular for the development of more precise and effective methods for disease diagnosis and treatment in crop plants. The purpose of the workshop "Workshop on nanotechnology for the agricultural sector: from research to the field", held at JRC-IPTS (Seville) on 21st and 22nd November 2013, is to review the state-of-the-art of R&D of nanotechnology for the agricultural sector and to analyse possible markets and commercial pipeline of products. The scope is on nanotech-based products with applications in crop production (e.g. applications in plant protection products, fertilisation, soil structure, nano-sensors for biotic and abiotic stresses). This workshop brought together leading scientists, key stakeholders and experts, in order to promote the presentation of research and industry results and the discussion of experiences.
JRC Directorate:Growth and Innovation

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