Effect of nanoparticles suspension on the growth of mung (Vigna radiata) seedlings by foliar spray method

  • Shailesh K Dhoke | shailesh_zeo@rediffmail.com Department of Metallurgical Engineering and Material Science, Indian Institute of Technology Bombay, Mumbai, Powai-400076, India, India.
  • Pramod Mahajan Department of Metallurgical Engineering and Material Science, Indian Institute of Technology Bombay, Mumbai, Powai-400076, India, India.
  • Rajashri Kamble Department of Microbiology, Shivaji University, Vidyanagar, Kolhapur - 416 004, Maharashtra, India, India.
  • Anand Khanna Department of Metallurgical Engineering and Material Science, Indian Institute of Technology Bombay, Mumbai, Powai-400076, India, India.

Abstract

The present experimental investigation demonstrates the effect of nano-ZnO, nano-FeO and nano-ZnCuFe-oxide particles on the growth of mung (Vigna radiata) seedling. The study was carried out by spraying optimum concentrations of nanoparticles in suspension form on hydroponically grown test units and examining the effect on the shoot growth of seedlings. Based on biomass assay, it was found that the seedlings displayed good growth over control, demonstrating a positive effect of the nanoparticle treatment. The best performance was observed for nano-ZnCuFe-Oxide followed by nano-FeO and nano-ZnO. Absorption of nanoparticles by plant leaves was also detected by inductive coupled plasma/atomic emission spectroscopy.

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Shailesh K Dhoke, Department of Metallurgical Engineering and Material Science, Indian Institute of Technology Bombay, Mumbai, Powai-400076, India
Department of Metallurgical Engineering and Material Science
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2013-02-05
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nanoparticles, mung seedlings, foliar spray
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Dhoke, S. K., Mahajan, P., Kamble, R., & Khanna, A. (2013). Effect of nanoparticles suspension on the growth of mung (Vigna radiata) seedlings by foliar spray method. Nanotechnology Development, 3(1), e1. https://doi.org/10.4081/nd.2013.e1