Database Research Summaries
2018 Nanotechnology for Sustainable Soybean Production Under Biotic and Abiotic Stresses

calendar_today Year of Research: 2018
update Posted On: 12/05/2019
group Naveen Kumar (Principal Investigator, University of Maryland Eastern Shore), Sudipta Seal (Co-Investigator, University of Central Florida)
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Research Focus

The focus of this project is to increase the concentration of nanoparticles to induce the mortality of insects in vivo (live plants) conditions.


  • Evaluate the effect of nano-clay, nano-zinc oxide, and Nano-sulfur and their combinations on Japanese beetle and Kudzu bug (subjected to availability) in greenhouse and field conditions.
  • Repetition of first year (2016-2017) experiment in field.


Results will be updated at the completion of this study.


This information will increase yield and profits.

For more information about this research project, please visit the National Soybean Checkoff Research Database.

Funded in part by the soybean checkoff.