African Journal of
Agricultural Research

  • Abbreviation: Afr. J. Agric. Res.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 1991-637X
  • DOI: 10.5897/AJAR
  • Start Year: 2006
  • Published Articles: 6848

Full Length Research Paper

Farmers’ perception of the parasitic weed Alectra vogelii Benth. and their cowpea varietal preferences in Burkina Faso

DIENI Zakaria
  • DIENI Zakaria
  • Institut de l’Environnement et de Recherches Agricoles, Burkina Faso.
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BATIENO T. Benoit Joseph
  • BATIENO T. Benoit Joseph
  • Institut de l’Environnement et de Recherches Agricoles, Burkina Faso.
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ILBOUDO Dieudonne
  • ILBOUDO Dieudonne
  • Institut de l’Environnement et de Recherches Agricoles, Burkina Faso.
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TIGNEGRE Jean-Baptiste De La Salle
  • TIGNEGRE Jean-Baptiste De La Salle
  • Institut de l’Environnement et de Recherches Agricoles, Burkina Faso.
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BAMA B. Hervé
  • BAMA B. Hervé
  • Institut de l’Environnement et de Recherches Agricoles, Burkina Faso.
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ZIDA M. W. Felicien Serge
  • ZIDA M. W. Felicien Serge
  • Institut de l’Environnement et de Recherches Agricoles, Burkina Faso.
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ZONGO Hamadou
  • ZONGO Hamadou
  • Institut de l’Environnement et de Recherches Agricoles, Burkina Faso.
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SIDIBE Hamadou
  • SIDIBE Hamadou
  • Institut de l’Environnement et de Recherches Agricoles, Burkina Faso.
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PODA S. Léandre
  • PODA S. Léandre
  • Institut de l’Environnement et de Recherches Agricoles, Burkina Faso.
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TRAORE Karidiatou
  • TRAORE Karidiatou
  • Institut de l’Environnement et de Recherches Agricoles, Burkina Faso.
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OUEDRAOGO T. Jeremy
  • OUEDRAOGO T. Jeremy
  • Institut de l’Environnement et de Recherches Agricoles, Burkina Faso.
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  •  Received: 04 April 2019
  •  Accepted: 21 June 2019
  •  Published: 31 August 2019

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