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Biodiversity Online J

Green Algal Pesticide–Fertilizer for Sustainable Agriculture and Food Security

  • Altaf AR1*, Razzaq S2, Raza S3, Mengal MA4, Bakhsh G5, Raza AI6 and Saleem M7

    1College of Engineering, Huazhong Agricultural University, China

    2State Key Laboratory of Eco-hydraulics in Northwest Arid Region of China, Xi’an University of Technology, China

    3School of Economics and Agri-economics, Pir Mehar Ali Shah Arid Agriculture University Rawalpindi, Pakistan

    4Training and Publicity, Agriculture Extension, Pakistan

    5Training and Publicity, Agriculture Extension, Pakistan

    6MARS lab School of Computer Science, Northwest Polytechnical University, China

    7 Soil conservation Forest and Wildlife department, Pakistan

    *Corresponding author: Adnan Raza Altaf, 1School of Environmental Science and Engineering, Shandong University, Qingdao 266237, Shandong, China.

Submission: March 26, 2022 Published: April 19, 2022


World population expansion and climate change have posed greater challenges to food production. It is believed that food production would need to be raised by 100-110% in 2050, higher than the 70% expected in the current scenario [1]. As a result, more herbicides and fertilizers are being utilized in contemporary agriculture to improve crop yields. However, the frequent application of these agrochemicals offers several ecological losses and health risks [2].

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