African Journal of
Agricultural Research

  • Abbreviation: Afr. J. Agric. Res.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 1991-637X
  • DOI: 10.5897/AJAR
  • Start Year: 2006
  • Published Articles: 6730

Full Length Research Paper

Comparative efficacy and economic efficiency of different insecticides against cotton thrips (Thrips tabaci L.) (Thysanoptera: Thripidae) on cotton in the Middle Awash, Ethiopia

Nurhussein Seid Yesuf
  • Nurhussein Seid Yesuf
  • Ethiopian Agricultural Research Institute, Werer Agricultural Research Center, Werer, Ethiopia.
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Zemedkun Alemu
  • Zemedkun Alemu
  • Ethiopian Agricultural Research Institute, Werer Agricultural Research Center, Werer, Ethiopia.
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Sileshi Getahun
  • Sileshi Getahun
  • Ethiopian Agricultural Research Institute, Werer Agricultural Research Center, Werer, Ethiopia.
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  •  Received: 13 May 2022
  •  Accepted: 26 August 2022
  •  Published: 31 October 2022


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