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Development of Novel Technologies For Sustainable Agriculture

He, Z.; Stoffella, PE, J.
University of Florida
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The long-term goal of this project is to promote the sustainability of agriculture and the environment through development of novel technologies, thus improving living standards of the communities. This five-year project is a step towards this goal with the following specific objectives:To develop key technologies including nanotechnology, slow-release fertilizers, and biochars for enhancing use efficiency of fertilizers and pesticides, while maintaining or improving environmental quality.To examine the impact of newly-developed products on soil and water quality, food safety and security, and human health.To develop best management practices for sustainable production of food and improvement of soil, air, and water quality.
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Nat'l. Inst. of Food and Agriculture
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Natural Toxins
Viruses and Prions
Bacterial Pathogens
Chemical Contaminants
Pesticide Residues