African Journal of
Agricultural Research

  • Abbreviation: Afr. J. Agric. Res.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 1991-637X
  • DOI: 10.5897/AJAR
  • Start Year: 2006
  • Published Articles: 6688

Full Length Research Paper

Appropriate planting dates and plastic mulch for increasing common tomato varieties yield in South Texas

Elsayed-Farag S.
  • Elsayed-Farag S.
  • Texas A&M AgriLife Research, Texas A&M AgriLife Research, Weslaco, TX 78596, USA.
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Anciso J.
  • Anciso J.
  • Texas A&M AgriLife Research, Texas A&M AgriLife Research, Weslaco, TX 78596, USA.
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Marconi C.
  • Marconi C.
  • Texas A&M AgriLife Research, Texas A&M AgriLife Research, Weslaco, TX 78596, USA.
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Avila C.
  • Avila C.
  • Texas A&M AgriLife Research, Texas A&M AgriLife Research, Weslaco, TX 78596, USA.
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Rodriguez A.
  • Rodriguez A.
  • Texas A&M AgriLife Research, Texas A&M AgriLife Research, Weslaco, TX 78596, USA.
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Badillo-Vargas I.E.
  • Badillo-Vargas I.E.
  • Texas A&M AgriLife Research, Texas A&M AgriLife Research, Weslaco, TX 78596, USA.
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Enciso J.
  • Enciso J.
  • Texas A&M AgriLife Research, Texas A&M AgriLife Research, Weslaco, TX 78596, USA.
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  •  Received: 26 April 2018
  •  Accepted: 11 June 2018
  •  Published: 28 June 2018

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