Plant and Soil

, Volume 52, Issue 3, pp 451–452 | Cite as

Effect of four common herbicides on the population of microorganisms in Red Sandy soil

  • B. M. Bopaiah
  • P. V. Rai
Short Communications


A study was conducted to know the effect of four common herbicidesviz, Lasso, Nitrofen, Propinol, and Simazine on soil microorganisms in Red Sandy soil. In general the application of different herbicides did not adversely affect the microbial population. The bacterial population was decreased by the application of propinol and nitrofen. Simazine and lasso stimulated the fungal population. The stimulation in Azotobacter population was observed in lasso, nitrofen and simazine treated soil.

Key words

Actinomycetes Azotobacter Bacteria Lasso Nitrofen Propinol Simazine Soil microflora 


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© Martinus Nijhoff 1979

Authors and Affiliations

  • B. M. Bopaiah
    • 1
  • P. V. Rai
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of MicrobiologyUniversity of Agricultural SciencesHebbalIndia

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