Chlorpyrifos causes decreased organic matter decomposition by suppressing earthworm and termite communities in tropical soil.

P.M.C.S. De Silva, A. Pathiratne, N.M. van Straalen, C.A.M. van Gestel

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Abstract

Effects of pesticides on structural and functional properties of ecosystems are rarely studied under tropical conditions. In this study litterbag and earthworm field tests were performed simultaneously at the same tropical field site sprayed with chlorpyrifos (CPF). The recommended dose of CPF (0.6 kg a.i. ha
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3041-3047
JournalEnvironmental Pollution
Volume158
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2010

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