Effect of Herbicides on Microbial Population's and Activities in Soils under Teak (Tectona Gradins L. F.) Plantation

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1977
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Milfred, A. A.
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Herbicides are used extensively in modern agriculture, horticulture and forestry in the control of weeds. These chemicals are applied directly to the soil or enter as run-off from drifting sprays. The soil thus 'receives an array of complex organic compounds many of which are active against micro-organisms which are not the targets. Since soil fertility is dependent to a large extent on the activities of microorganisms it is essential that, the effects of herbicides on the microbiology and biochemistry of soils are investigated.
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East African Agricultural And Forestry Journal, 42 (4), p. 420-426