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UDaily: UD researchers identify behaviors of nanoparticle that shows promise as nanofertilizer

UDaily: UD researchers identify behaviors of nanoparticle that shows promise as nanofertilizer

Researchers at the University of Delaware have discovered unique behaviors of hydroxyapatite nanoparticles (HANPs) that show promise as a phosphorus nanofertilizer and could be used to help slow the release of phosphorous in soils.

This would both increase phosphorous uptake efficiencies in the growing of plants and also in protecting environmentally sensitive sites, including bodies of water, by reducing nutrient loading, which is important because phosphorous is a nonrenewable resource and an essential nutrient for agricultural production.