Alternating magnetic field-responsive nano-platform developed for controlled pesticide release

Pesticides play a key role in controlling weeds, pests, and diseases in modern agriculture to promote crop yield. As one of the most extensively used neonicotinoid insecticides, imidacloprid can effectively kill insects. However, such pesticides tended to enter the atmosphere, water and soil easily through runoff, volatilization, and leaching, resulting in serious environmental problems and even hazards to the health of human beings. It’s urgent to develop new methods to control the pesticide loss. Continue reading at Physorg