Influence of the herbicides 2,4-D and glyphosate on soil microbial biomass and activity : a field experiment

  title={Influence of the herbicides 2,4-D and glyphosate on soil microbial biomass and activity : a field experiment},
  author={D. Wardle and Dennis Parkinson},
  journal={Soil Biology & Biochemistry},
  • D. Wardle, Dennis Parkinson
  • Published 1992
  • Environmental Science
  • Soil Biology & Biochemistry
  • When herbicides are applied in agricultural systems, they have the potential to exert certain side-effects on the soil microbial biomass (Soulas et al., 1984; Duah-Yentumi and Johnson, 1986; Wardle and Parkinson, 199Oa). These sideeffects may be important because of the role the microbial biomass plays in regulating nutrient cycling and availability (Anderson and Domsch, 1980; Jenkinson and Ladd, 1981). Wardle and Parkinson (1991) determined that 2,4-D (but not glyphosate) influenced both… CONTINUE READING
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