Volume No. 1 Issue No.: 1 Page No.: 11-15 July-September 2006

 

INTERACTION OF SYSTEMIC FUNGICIDES WITH SOIL MICRO ORGANISMS

 

Charanjit Kaur

Department of Chemistry, Sri Sathya Sai College, Bhopal (INDIA)

 

Received on : May 2, 2006

 

ABSTRACT

 

Pesticides have added substantially to world’S food production but some of them have an adverse effect on crop plants, poison water and soil. Rhizobium in symbiotic association with legume seeds is of paramount importance to agriculture. Pesticides can inhibit Nodulation, nitrogen fixation and growth of various legumes. A comparative study of the effect of Dodine and Actidione (systemic fungicides) was undertaken in the M.P.Agro Bio Fertilizer Plant, Indrapuri Bhopal (India). Dodine was observed to be toxic to nodule bacterium while Actidione was observed to be compatible with Rhizobium japonicum.

 

Keywords : Fungicides, Pathogen, Toxicity, Micro organism, Seed dressing.

 

 

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