The Effect Of Nanoparticles Of Zinc Oxide And Titanium Oxide In Controlling Plant Pathogens

Document Type : Primary Research paper


Plant Protection Department, Agriculture Engineering Sciences College, University of Baghdad, Iraq


Nanotechnology has gained a lot of attention in recent years due to its wide applications and the use of nano chemicals are promising factors for plant growth and nutrition and protection from plant diseases. It is preferable to use nanoparticles because they are effective, less expensive and more stable compared to chemical pesticides. Nanomaterials have been used to improve plant growth in addition to Protect it from pests and diseases after harvest, and the most important of these materials used are zinc and titanium, as these materials activate the defense enzymes in the plant. This reference study deals with the latest studies on the importance of both nano-zinc oxide and nano-titanium oxide for plants and their role in combating plant diseases.