Plants and Soil Microbial response to Herbicides during Plantation establishment in Ghana

Other studies have shown that sprayed chemicals and non-fl uid herbicides not only killed off vegetation at the time of treatment, but the chemicals persist in the soil or vegetation for between one and two years or longer in the treated environment. Th ese non-biodegradable chemicals often enter the food chain and result in biomagnifi cations. Th e study therefore seeks to identify and evaluate the usage and effect of herbicides on the survival and growth performance of planted seedlings. Additionally, it assesses the e ffects of herbicides on soil micro-organisms and plant diversity under established plantations.