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Studying the Perception of Environmental Effects of Weedicide Use in Oil Palm Production by Farmers in Denkyembour District, Ghana | Chapter 2 | Insights into Economics and Management Vol. 6

 Weeds have always been and will continue to be a major issue in oil palm production, especially in young fields. Weed management activities, understanding, and perceptions of the effects of weedicide use on the environment were examined among oil palm farmers. The information was gathered from oil palm farmers in the Denkyembour District of Ghana's Eastern Region. A total of 130 private and independent small-scale oil palm farmers were deliberately selected and interviewed from the communities. For this study, the purposive sampling technique was used to classify farmers who use herbicides on their farms. The farmers' data was obtained using an interview schedule. The knowledge obtained was analysed using descriptive statistics. Farmers used a wide range of weedicides, according to the results. The respondents displayed a high degree of understanding of the risks associated with weedicide use. Glyphosate-based weedicides were used by the majority of respondents (92%) for herb control. However, 60% of the farmers were unaware that returning to a sprayed farm after a short period of time would result in weedicide injuries. Farmers had a positive outlook about the risks of weedicide use. The study indicates that oil palm farmers in Ghana's Denkyembour District are aware of the risks associated with the use of weedicides and their effects on the environment. Extension programmes should be extended to inform farmers about the safe use of weedicides in oil palm production. This research will be used to conduct further weedicide use surveys throughout the country.


Author (s) Details

F. K. M. Swanzy
CSIR - Oil Palm Research Institute, P.O.Box 14, Kade, Ghana.


E. K. M. Sosu
CSIR - Forestry Research Institute of Ghana, P.O.Box UP 63, Kumasi, Ghana.

W. O. Danso
CSIR - Oil Palm Research Institute, P.O.Box 14, Kade, Ghana.

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