African Journal of
Agricultural Research

  • Abbreviation: Afr. J. Agric. Res.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 1991-637X
  • DOI: 10.5897/AJAR
  • Start Year: 2006
  • Published Articles: 6380

Full Length Research Paper

Striga hermonthica reduction using Fusarium oxysporum in Kenya

Daniel Kangethe
  • Daniel Kangethe
  • The Real IPM Company (K) Ltd, P O Box 4001, Madaraka, Thika 01002, Kenya.
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Collins Wanyama
  • Collins Wanyama
  • The Real IPM Company (K) Ltd, P O Box 4001, Madaraka, Thika 01002, Kenya.
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Samuel Ajanga
  • Samuel Ajanga
  • Kalro Molo, Kenya Agricultural and Livestock Research Organisation (KALRO), P.O BOX 100-20106 MOLO, Kenya.
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Henry Wainwright
  • Henry Wainwright
  • The Real IPM Company (K) Ltd, P O Box 4001, Madaraka, Thika 01002, Kenya.
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  •  Received: 23 August 2015
  •  Accepted: 17 February 2016
  •  Published: 24 March 2016

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