TechCrunch reported that a team at Carnegie Mellon University had demonstrated a technology that makes use of nanoparticles that can target pores on a leaf surface that increases absorption of plant food and pesticides. TechCrunch reported that it is like creating lego blocks for leaf receptors and tying them to nutrients for a perfect fit. The potential for this is that it could help maximize crop yields and better efficacy when using pesticides because there is still an estimated potential loss of crop yield of 40 percent due to plant diseases.
I am amazed by the the potential of this nanotechnology that can help plants absorb nutrients and pesticides better and thus increasing crop yield and better protection from bug infestations. This could be a breakthrough for the agriculture industry as companies could potentially see an increase in food production . With the potential increase in food production, we could also even see a solution to world hunger as well.