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Nanoparticle fertilizer coating reduces application rate by 50% while maintaining yield [Registered]

While slow release of chemicals has been widely applied for drug delivery, little work has been done on using this general nanotechnology-based principle for delivering nutrients to crops. In developing countries, the cost of fertilizers can be significant and is often the limiting factor for food supply. Researchers at the Sri Lanka Institute of Nanotechnology and Cambridge University have developed an effective technology for coating fertilizer with nanoparticle that helps cut down application rate by half without impacting yield.…

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