African Journal of
Agricultural Research

  • Abbreviation: Afr. J. Agric. Res.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 1991-637X
  • DOI: 10.5897/AJAR
  • Start Year: 2006
  • Published Articles: 6487

Full Length Research Paper

Effect of seed priming on seedling emergence and growth of bitter kola (Garcinia kola) in Owerri, Nigeria

Nwonuala A. I.
  • Nwonuala A. I.
  • Department of Crop/Soil Science, Faculty of Agriculture, Rivers State University, P. M. B. 5080 Nkpolu Oroworukwo, Port Harcourt, Nigeria.
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Christo I. E.
  • Christo I. E.
  • Department of Crop Science and Biotechnology, Faculty of Agriculture and Veterinary Medicine, Imo State University P. M. B 2000 Owerri, Imo State, Nigeria.
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  •  Received: 16 March 2020
  •  Accepted: 03 August 2020
  •  Published: 31 March 2021

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