Studies on the impact of commonly used herbicides on beneficial soil microbes in Terai tea plantation, West Bengal, India

Satyajit Sarkar*, S. E. Kabir


The harmful effect of commonly used herbicides on the beneficial soil microbes in Terai tea plantation was investigated. It was found that almost all the herbicides had adverse effect on the population of beneficial microbes. 2,4-Dichlorophenoxy acetic acid was found to be most damaging herbicide.


Beneficial soil microorganisms; Antimicrobial activity; Antifungal activity; Herbicides.

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