In recent years, the search for biological methods to avoid the application of chemical products in agriculture has led to investigating the use of biopolymers-based materials. Among the tested biomaterials, the best results were obtained from those based on the biopolymer chitosan (CHT). CHT, available in large quantities from the deacetylation of chitin, has multiple advantages: it is safe, inexpensive and can be easily associated with other compounds to achieve better performance. In this review, we have summarized the latest researches of the application of CHT on plant productivity, plant protection against the attack of pathogens and extension of the commercial life of detached fruits.

Malerba, M., Cerana, R. (2018). Recent Advances of Chitosan Applications in Plants. POLYMERS, 10, 118-127 [10.3390/polym10020118].

Recent Advances of Chitosan Applications in Plants

Cerana, R
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2018

Abstract

In recent years, the search for biological methods to avoid the application of chemical products in agriculture has led to investigating the use of biopolymers-based materials. Among the tested biomaterials, the best results were obtained from those based on the biopolymer chitosan (CHT). CHT, available in large quantities from the deacetylation of chitin, has multiple advantages: it is safe, inexpensive and can be easily associated with other compounds to achieve better performance. In this review, we have summarized the latest researches of the application of CHT on plant productivity, plant protection against the attack of pathogens and extension of the commercial life of detached fruits.
Articolo in rivista - Review Essay
chitosan; defense responses; fruits; nanoparticles; plant growth; pesticides
English
2018
10
118
127
open
Malerba, M., Cerana, R. (2018). Recent Advances of Chitosan Applications in Plants. POLYMERS, 10, 118-127 [10.3390/polym10020118].
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