Effects of Systemic Pesticides Imidacloprid and Metalaxyl on the Phyllosphere of Pepper Plants

@inproceedings{Moulas2013EffectsOS,
  title={Effects of Systemic Pesticides Imidacloprid and Metalaxyl on the Phyllosphere of Pepper Plants},
  author={Constantinos Moulas and Christos Petsoulas and Konstantina Rousidou and Chiara Perruchon and Panagiotis A. Karas and Dimitrios Georgios Karpouzas},
  booktitle={BioMed research international},
  year={2013}
}
Microbes inhabiting the phyllosphere of crops are exposed to pesticides applied either directly onto plant foliage or indirectly through soil. Although, phyllosphere microbiology has been rapidly evolving, little is still known regarding the impact of pesticides on the epiphytic microbial community and especially on fungi. We determined the impact of two systemic pesticides (metalaxyl and imidacloprid), applied either on foliage or through soil, on the epiphytic fungal and bacterial communities… CONTINUE READING