Plant viral diseases create massive economic damages and endanger the sustainability of agriculture. Nanotechnology is an emerging agronomy technique for plant viral disease control as nanoparticles can be utilized in pest control systems as nano insecticides, medicine delivery agents, or transporters for existing pesticides.
Nanoparticles can also enhance plant disease tolerance by triggering plant defense systems. However, the long-term and detrimental consequences of nanoparticle exposure on plants, soil microorganisms, humans, and the environment have prompted various concerns, restricting the practical uses of nanotechnology in agriculture.
Nanosynth Group plc (LON:NNN) is focused on the synthesis and application of nanoparticles. The group uses a patented process developed by Dr Cave at Nottingham Trent University. It has three subsidiaries; Pharm 2 Farm Ltd, nanosynth ltd and Cloudveil.