International Journal of Environmental Sciences

Volume 6 Issue 6 2016- May 2016 Pages: 1054 - 1060 <<Previous    Next>>

Impact of application of pesticides to cotton on the total count of soil micro flora

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Lakshmi G1, Vinay kumar Ch2
1- Associate professor, Department of Environmental studies Malineni Perumallu Educational Society’s Group of, Institutions Prathipadu road, Pulladigunta(V), Vatticherukuru(M), Guntur (Dist) Andhrapradesh, India Pin code -522017

2- Research director, RV labs, Guntur, Andhrapradesh, India, Pin code - 522002.


The objective of this investigation was to determine the effects of different pesticides commonly used to cotton on soil micro biota (total viable bacteria), Pesticides were applied at different dilutions and incubation periods. The effects of these pesticides on total viable bacteria were investigated in laboratory experiments. In the soil sample treated with Malathion (insecticide), pesticide had strong inhibitory effect on the number of total microorganisms.

Keywords: Soil, micro flora, pesticides, dilutions, inhibitory effect.


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