African Journal of
Agricultural Research

  • Abbreviation: Afr. J. Agric. Res.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 1991-637X
  • DOI: 10.5897/AJAR
  • Start Year: 2006
  • Published Articles: 6849

Article in Press

New nanoformulation of pendimethalin for slow release using direct method to season long weed control under irrigated ecosystem

Pradeesh Kumar

  •  Received: 03 October 2015
  •  Accepted: 29 October 2015
Laboratory experiment was carried at the Department of Nano Science and Technology, Tamil Nadu Agricultural University, Coimbatore during 2013-2014 to fabricate the slow release nanoencapsulated herbicide. In this experiment the pre-emergence herbicide pendimethalin was encapsulated using direct method. Thus encapsulated pendimethalin particles were characterized using scanning electron microscope (SEM), X-ray diffraction (XRD) and Particle size analyzer. The direct method effectively encapsulated the pendimethalin particles and released slowly throughout the study period of 40 days.

Keywords: Direct encapsulation, Polymer, Moisture, GC analysis, Releasing efficiency