Document Type: Short Review Article


Department of Chemistry, Federal University of Agriculture, PMB 2373 Makurdi, Nigeria


The intensive use of herbicides and other classes of chemicals products, in agricultural practices has resulted in serious environmental impact causing increasing level of herbicide residues in natural water, soil, and foodstuffs. Controlled release nano-formulation of herbicides in which the herbicides are incorporated in a nanosized matrix or carrier before application will be an excellent alternative over the conventional methods of herbicides application usually employed to control pathogens, weeds and several pests, thereby limiting the amount of the active ingredient available for unwanted processes. This review presents a better approach using nanotechnology for controlled release formulation of herbicides in agriculture.

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