African Journal of
Agricultural Research

  • Abbreviation: Afr. J. Agric. Res.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 1991-637X
  • DOI: 10.5897/AJAR
  • Start Year: 2006
  • Published Articles: 6638

Full Length Research Paper

Yield variations of six common bean (Phaseolus vulgaris L.) varieties under salt-affected soils in the Lower Shire Valley, Southern Malawi

C. J. L. Tembo
  • C. J. L. Tembo
  • Department of Agriculture, Faculty of Science, Nalikule College of Education, P. O. Box 40680, Kanengo, Lilongwe, Malawi.
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H. R. Mloza-Banda
  • H. R. Mloza-Banda
  • Department of Crop Production, Faculty of Agriculture, University of Eswatini, P. O. Box Luyengo M205, Eswatini.
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C. N. Makwiza
  • C. N. Makwiza
  • Department of Crop and Soil Science, Faculty of Agriculture, Lilongwe University of Agriculture and Natural Resources, Malawi.
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M. Lowole
  • M. Lowole
  • Department of Crop and Soil Science, Faculty of Agriculture, Lilongwe University of Agriculture and Natural Resources, Malawi.
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  •  Received: 11 October 2018
  •  Accepted: 14 January 2019
  •  Published: 31 December 2021

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