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Glyphosate spray drift reduces numbers of inflorescences

In this blogpost, Moritz Link reports how spray drift deposition of the herbicide glyphosate on a mixture of perennial non-target terrestrial plants was simulated and measured. Plant cover and number of open, pollen-producing inflorescences were recorded before and after the exposure event to determine sub-lethal herbicide effects.

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Year in Review – Part 3

In the third installment of the ‘Year in Review’ series, we present our readers a glimpse of the last lot of most visited posts in the year 2021. 

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Year in Review – Part 2

In the second installment of the ‘Year in Review’ series, we give our readers a glimpse of 3 most visited posts in the year 2021. 

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Plants and invertebrates face increasing applied pesticide toxicity

Increased efficacy of pesticides comes along with decreased applied amounts in agriculture – but does this translate to lower risks to non-target species? The answer is NO, if you ask scientists at the University of Koblenz-Landau who recently published a study in Science assessing changes in the use of 381 pesticides and toxicity to eight non-target species groups over the course of 25 years. In our blog, the authors explain the shifts in applied pesticide toxicity they found, and which species are increasingly at risk.

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Water Quality in European Surface Waters – A Spatial Complex (Part 3)

Jakob Wolfram talks about how water quality in Europe is affected by spatial factors and how they contribute to quality impairments for different organism groups. His research on “Water Quality and Ecological Risks in European Surface Waters – Monitoring Improves While Water Quality Decreases” is published in Environment International.

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