African Journal of
Agricultural Research

  • Abbreviation: Afr. J. Agric. Res.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 1991-637X
  • DOI: 10.5897/AJAR
  • Start Year: 2006
  • Published Articles: 6858

Full Length Research Paper

Simultaneous selection for grain yield and stability of sorghum [Sorghum bicolor (L.) Moench] genotypes in Northeast Ethiopia

Fisseha Worede
  • Fisseha Worede
  • Ethiopian Institute of Agricultural Research, Fogera National Rice Research and Training Center, Bahir Dar, Ethiopia.
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Fasil Tarekegn
  • Fasil Tarekegn
  • Amhara Regional Agricultural Research Institute, Sirinka Agricultural Research Center, Woldia, Ethiopia.
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Kebede Teshome
  • Kebede Teshome
  • Agricultural Transformation Agency, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.
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  •  Received: 15 February 2021
  •  Accepted: 10 May 2021
  •  Published: 31 October 2021


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