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Bioinspired Agrochemicals

We use the agricultural legume crop Medicago sativa (alfalfa) to characterize the efficiency and biological effects of novel nano-fertilizers.

This project aims to exploit the ways in which plants interact with nanomaterials to  design a bioinspired nano-fertilizer. We focus on an environmentally safe nano-fertilizer formulation that enhances the defense of the plant. The agricultural legume crop Medicago sativa (alfalfa) serves as our model plant to understand the nano-fertilizer’s efficiency and biological effects.

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