African Journal of
Agricultural Research

  • Abbreviation: Afr. J. Agric. Res.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 1991-637X
  • DOI: 10.5897/AJAR
  • Start Year: 2006
  • Published Articles: 6589

Full Length Research Paper

Growth and physiological response of tomato to various irrigation regimes and integrated nutrient management practices

Edossa Etissa*
  • Edossa Etissa*
  • Ethiopian Institute of Agricultural Research, Ethiopia.
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Nigussie Dechassa
  • Nigussie Dechassa
  • Haramaya University, Ethiopia.
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Tena Alamirew
  • Tena Alamirew
  • Ethiopian Water and Land Resources Centre, Ethiopia.
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Yibekal Alemayehu
  • Yibekal Alemayehu
  • Haramaya University, Ethiopia.
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Lemma Desalegn
  • Lemma Desalegn
  • Ethiopian Institute of Agricultural Research, Ethiopia
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  •  Received: 23 April 2013
  •  Accepted: 16 April 2014
  •  Published: 08 May 2014

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