Forging sustainability

AgriTarget - Development and testing of multifunctional carriers based on micro- and nano-scale engineering for targeted, controlled, and safe delivery of agrochemicals to crops
Coordinator - Sónia Morais Rodrigues
Programme - Programa Operacional Competitividade e Internacionalização; Programa Operacional Regional do Centro (02/SAICT/2017)
Execution dates - 2018-07-26 - 2021-06-25 (35 Months)
Funding Entity - FCT - Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia, within the PT2020 Partnership Agreement and Compete 2020 co-funded by the FEDER - Fundo Europeu de Desenvolvimento Regional
Funding for CESAM - 239377 €
Total Funding - 239377 €
Proponent Institution - Universidade de Aveiro

The aim of AgriTarget is to develop and test nano-enabled carriers that can provide controlled delivery of active ingredients (AIs) to plants in real soil/plant settings. In this project, a carrier is composed of a matrix loaded with nanoparticles/ nanocarriers for target and controlled/ stimuli-responsive delivery of AIs to plant shoots or roots. Following the AIs release and uptake, the matrix will degrade to ensure materials safety.

Members on this project
Susana Loureiro

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