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Non-Target Effects of Glyphosate on Soil Microbes

  title={Non-Target Effects of Glyphosate on Soil Microbes},
  author={M. Busse and Alice W. Ratcliff and Carol J. Shestak and R. Powers},
  • M. Busse, Alice W. Ratcliff, +1 author R. Powers
  • Published 2000
  • Environmental Science
  • Glyphosate is among the most popular herbicides registered for forest use in California. Noted for its broad effectiveness on competing vegetation, mild effect on conifers, rapid inactivation in soil, and low mammalian toxicity (DiTomaso 1997), glyphosate is an integral component of conifer release programs and has led to improvements in the growth of intensively managed forests (Powers and Reynolds 1999). Benefits of herbicide use must be viewed cautiously, however. Public concerns about… CONTINUE READING
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