Title: Nano copper oxide can penetrate as nutrient in seeds and plants in an economical nano-biofertiliser application
Authors: Murali Krishna Tummalapalli
Addresses: Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University, Kakinada, Andhra Pradesh 533003, India
Abstract: Increasing the use of chemical fertilisers leads to various health hazards, also contaminating the water bodies etc., it is essential for minimising the usage of such chemical fertilisers. The present invention discloses a novel nano-biofertiliser that provides essential nutrients for plant growth as nano-particles along with bio bacteria. The nano-biofertilisers develop seed enhancement in addition to plant growth and improvement. The exemplary personifications in the present concept disclosed towards a nano-biofertiliser composition comprising copper oxide nanoparticles and bacteria from Nitrobacter genus and Nitrosomonas genus. This composition improves the germination rate along with the growth and improvement on plants. This fertiliser is an innovative approach and environment-friendly playing a major part in soil fertility, besides reducing problems due to overuse of commercial chemical fertilisers. The nano-biofertiliser composition delivers the nutrients to plants in a homogenous manner.
Keywords: nano-biofertilisers; copper oxide nanoparticles; Nitrobacter; Nitrosomonas; helianthus Annuus.
International Journal of Nano and Biomaterials, 2016 Vol.6 No.3/4, pp.178 - 187
Received: 18 Jul 2016
Accepted: 08 Dec 2016
Published online: 25 Aug 2017 *