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Polymeric nanoparticles as an alternative for application of gibberellic acid in sustainable agriculture: a field study

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Santo Pereira, Anderson do Espirito [1] ; Oliveira, Halley Caixeta [2] ; Fraceto, Leonardo Fernandes [1]
Total Authors: 3
[1] Sao Paulo State Univ Unesp, Inst Sci & Technol, Ave Tres Marco 511, BR-18087180 Sorocaba, SP - Brazil
[2] Univ Londrina, Dept Anim & Plant Biol, PR 445, Km 380, BR-86047970 Londrina, PR - Brazil
Total Affiliations: 2
Document type: Journal article
Source: SCIENTIFIC REPORTS; v. 9, MAY 9 2019.
Web of Science Citations: 2

Nanocarrier systems for the encapsulation of agrochemicals can contribute to sustainable agriculture, but few nanosystems have been developed for plant growth regulators (PGRs). The present study evaluated the effects of seed priming using alginate/chitosan (nanoALG/CS) and chitosan/tripolyphosphate (nanoCS/TPP) containing GA(3) on the growth and productivity of Solanum lycopersicum cultivated under field conditions. The results demonstrated that nanocarrier systems could improve fruit production, with the productivity increasing almost 4-fold using nanoALG/CS-GA(3). This pioneering study demonstrates the potential of nanocarrier systems with PGRs for applications in agriculture. (AU)

FAPESP's process: 17/21004-5 - Agriculture, micro/nanotechnology and environment: from evaluation of the mechanisms of action to studies of transport and toxicity
Grantee:Leonardo Fernandes Fraceto
Support type: Research Projects - Thematic Grants