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Nanotechnology-based advancements in postharvest management of horticultural crops

Horticulture is a branch of Agricultural science where it is defined as the science and art of cultivating and handling fruits, vegetables, ornamental plants, and several plants having unique medicinal and aromatic values. Horticultural crops provide farmers with high income and have good export quality, but they have a concern about postharvest losses.

Hence, increasing productivity and decreasing post-harvest losses by using scientific studies and techniques like biotechnology and nanotechnology could be the simplest possible solution to the above-mentioned problems. Using nanotechnology which is having the characteristics of nanoparticles is proven to be very useful in science and technological applications. Nanotechnology-based formulations increase the product quality and the shelf life of horticultural products and provide multiple ways of inhibiting the growth and development of microorganisms.

It is precisely a new edible packaging coverage (film) that controls the exchange of gases and prevents damage from harmful rays such as ultraviolet radiation to a greater extent. Increasing strength by using nano biosensors for labeling products is considered a fundamental process to automated control of storage products. Postharvest rotting of vegetables is recognized to be an oxidative reaction and microbial deterioration as well. This review will address all such nanotechnology-based advancements for minimizing post-harvest losses of horticultural crops and enhancing the socio-economical progress of growers in particular.

Read the complete research at www.researchgate.net.

Upadhyay, Tarun & Kumar, V & Sharangi, Amit & Upadhye, Vijay & Khan, Fahad & Pandey, Pratibha & Kamal, Mohammad & Baba, Abrar & Hakeem, Khalid. (2021). Nanotechnology-Based Advancements in Postharvest Management of Horticultural Crops. Phyton. 10.32604/phyton.2022.017258. 


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