Modified Starch, as a widely available renewable resource, has the potential to be used in the production of controlled-release fertilizers that support sustainable agriculture. These controlled release fertilizers can be formed by incorporating nutrients through coating or absorption, or by chemically modifying the starch to enhance its ability to carry and interact with nutrients.
Starch is used in various fields such as medicine, the food industry, biotechnology,
and agriculture. In agriculture, starch-based materials have been employed in the production of controlled-release fertilizers. Starch helps to maintain desirable water contents, prolongs the releaseperiod, and provides shelter from environmental stresses.