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

Agronomic effectiveness of water hyacinth-based composts

Dennis Beesigamukama
  • Dennis Beesigamukama
  • Department of Crop Production and Management, Faculty of Agriculture and Animal Sciences, Busitema University, P. O. Box 203, Soroti, Uganda.
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Alice Amoding-Katusabe
  • Alice Amoding-Katusabe
  • Department of Agricultural Production, College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, Makerere University, P. O. Box 7062, Kampala, Uganda.
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John Baptist Tumuhairwe
  • John Baptist Tumuhairwe
  • Department of Agricultural Production, College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, Makerere University, P. O. Box 7062, Kampala, Uganda.
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John Muoma
  • John Muoma
  • Department of Biological Sciences, Masinde Muliro University of Science and Technology (MMUST), Kakamega, Kenya.
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John M. Maingi
  • John M. Maingi
  • Department of Plant and Microbial Sciences, Kenyatta University, Nairobi, Kenya.
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Omwoyo Ombori
  • Omwoyo Ombori
  • Department of Plant and Microbial Sciences, Kenyatta University, Nairobi, Kenya.
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Josephine Nakanwagi
  • Josephine Nakanwagi
  • Department of Agricultural Production, College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, Makerere University, P. O. Box 7062, Kampala, Uganda.
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Dative Mukaminega
  • Dative Mukaminega
  • Faculty of Applied Sciences, Kigali Institute of Science and Technology (KIST), Kigali, Rwanda.
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  •  Received: 06 August 2018
  •  Accepted: 05 September 2018
  •  Published: 27 September 2018

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