Utilizing nanotechnology to improve the water quality is an innovative way of improving crop nutrition, improving our natural health.
Abrupt changes in the weather are only one of the many reasons why farming is getting more and more difficult. Crops produced are of lower quality with less nutritional value, and the volume harvested is significantly fewer. Ground-breaking technology has been developed in order to address the issue of low yield and low quality yields by ensuring that the nutrients are delivered to plants more effectively.
How does nanotechnology improve plant nutrition?
Nanotechnology is an innovative technology which protects the nutrients in the soil against impurities and reactive molecules, resulting in improved crop nutrition.
What is nano technology and how does it work?
“Nano” comes from the Greek word that stands for “dwarf.” It is now, however, used to refer to a scientific scale. Consequently, nanotechnology makes use of a very small scale of measurement, about one billionth of a meter. Manipulating matter at the nanoscale has profoundly influenced different industries including manufacturing, textile, medicine, computing, and cosmetics.
This new technology’s primary function is to remove impurities in the water; thus, improving crop nutrition. It works this way: Water is pumped into a lab and is carefully processed to remove any particles and impurities from it. In essence, the particles are crushed, reducing their size up to 100 times smaller. This water is then fed to the necessary crops, allowing them to absorb the nutrients more effectively.
What are the implications of using this technology?
With a more efficient delivery of nutrients to the roots and leaves of the crops, there is a higher vegetative and germination rate. Moreover, farmers can now maximize soil nutrient and reduce the volume of required fertilizer, increasing the yield’s quality and quantity per hectare.
The full impact of these scientific advancements on the global farming community have not been measured. If this technology is used as part of modern farming practices, farmers will be able to address issues such as the pH levels in the water, and they will be able to reduce the percentage of fertilizer used during the crop’s lifecycle. Finally, since it is a fairly new technology, there is scope for major improvements in the water purification process.
This scientific know-how has successfully helped improve modern farming methods.
While this innovation makes use of the smallest measurement, there is no doubt that its impact on the farming industry will be tremendous. We live in a world where droughts, famines, and consequently, poor nutrition play a major role in starvation, deaths, and poor health of the people affected by the lack of proper nutrition. Therefore, any technological advancements that will improve the quality of the food produced, will go along way towards improving the quality of life for the impoverished.
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