LSU Research Helping to Protect Crops and the Environment with Nanotechnology

January 18, 2022

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LSU Professor Cristina Sabliov’s nanoparticles are tiny delivery systems that can attach to specific parts of a plant, such as the root or the leaves, and deposit a small but significant payload of protective agrochemicals to be released either immediately or over time. Through more targeted delivery, much smaller amounts of agrochemicals are needed. 


LSU Professor Cristina Sabliov is working on super-tiny delivery systems to apply agrochemicals to crops to prevent waste while protecting plants and the environment. Sabliov’s work focuses on soybeans, a major crop in Louisiana and around the world.

Without unbiased, third-party research from land-grant institutions like LSU, farmers would have to incur losses in their production to figure out solutions to troublesome fungi like Dr. Sabliov is investigating,” Charles Cannatella, chairman of the Louisiana Soybean and Grain Research and Promotion Board and a farmer in St. Landry Parish.

LSU and the LSU Ag Center are dedicated to serving communities across the globe and creating sustainable solutions for the benefit of generations to come.

Learn more about Dr. Sabliov's research