Research Papers/Topics in Forestry And Environmental Management

IMPACTS OF PESTICIDE TOXICITY ON THE ENVIRONMENT IN THE USA

Toxicity arising from the breakdown of the active ingredient of pesticide poses a considerable threat to the health of the environment as well as living being within ecological spaces. The situation is exacerbated by the overuse or improper application of pesticides by farmers who primarily use these chemicals to control animal pests. Hence, it is essential that regulatory bodies such as the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) not only make recommendations on the types of pesticid...

EFFECT OF GLYPHOSATE AND PARAQUAT ON BIODIVERSITY OF SOIL INVERTEBRATE FAUNA AT THE TEACHING AND RESEARCH FARM OBAFEMI AWOLOWO UNIVERSITY ILE

ABSTRACTThis study investigated the effect of glyphosate and paraquat on soil invertebrate fauna biodiversity, soil physico-chemical properties and the relationship between them with a view to determining the ecological effects of chemicals on the environment. An experimental field of 19 m by 11 m was mapped out at the Teaching and Research Farm of Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, for the study. Plots of 4 m by 3 m separated by 1 m were laid out in completely randomized design with three...