Weed war may wound beneficial soil bacteria

Cornell researchers discover glyphosate may stunt certain beneficial soil bacteria used as biocontrols.

With the fast-rising national interest in soil health, university researchers are digging into potential unintended effects of herbicides, insecticides, fungicides and biocides — direct-applied and seed treatments on soil microbiome. Much is unknown about combination effects of active ingredients, inert ingredients, salts, surfactants and tankmixes.