African Journal of
Agricultural Research

  • Abbreviation: Afr. J. Agric. Res.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 1991-637X
  • DOI: 10.5897/AJAR
  • Start Year: 2006
  • Published Articles: 6593

Full Length Research Paper

Field evaluation of cowpea varieties for adaptation to the forest/savanna transition agroecology of Osun state, Nigeria

Titilayo Elizabeth Sangoyomi*
  • Titilayo Elizabeth Sangoyomi*
  • Department of Environmental Management and Crop Production, Faculty of Agriculture, Bowen University, Iwo, Osun State, Nigeria.
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Alabi Olufunmilola
  • Alabi Olufunmilola
  • Department of Crop Protection, Faculty of Agriculture, Institute for Agricultural Research, Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, Nigeria.
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  •  Received: 15 September 2016
  •  Accepted: 08 November 2016
  •  Published: 08 December 2016


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