Potato Research

, Volume 35, Issue 1, pp 41–47 | Cite as

Influence of thiobencarb and fluchloralin on the soil and rhizosphere microflora of potato

  • A. K. Shukla
  • B. K. Tiwari
  • R. R. Mishra


Spray application at locally recommended rates of the herbicides thiobencarb and fluchloralin to potatoes reduced the rhizosphere and general soil microbial populations. Within 30 days the populations had generally recovered although there were some changes in the species composition of the fungal community that persisted until the final sample at harvest time.

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bacteria fungi herbicides Solanum tuberosum L. 


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© Kluwer Academic Publishers 1992

Authors and Affiliations

  • A. K. Shukla
    • 1
  • B. K. Tiwari
    • 2
  • R. R. Mishra
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Botany, School of Life SciencesNorth-Eastern Hill UniversityShillongIndia
  2. 2.Centre for Eco-DevelopmentNorth-Eastern Hill UniversityShillongIndia

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