Every herbicide and pesticide ever tested has non-target organism side effects. It is rare that scientists make such blanket statements, but in this case, it is true. Most pesticides are not as detrimental as methyl bromide, for example, but while each application may impact only a few species, the cumulative and long term effects of multiple and repeated pesticide applications has been a loss of the soil’s ability to maintain life and balance. The Bulletin of Environmental Toxicity, as well as Soil Biology and Biochemistry, Applied Soil Ecology, and Biology and Fertility of Soils, have numerous well documented research papers on the direct and indirect impacts of pesticide use. Fertilizers can destroy beneficial soil bacteria as well, but typically it is the result of osmotic shock (salt effect). Fertilizers will always perform best when there is a healthy soil food web present to move nutrients to the plant and when enzymes, hormones and bacteria are present to insure an optimum conversion.
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