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

Study on termite damage to different species of tree seedlings in the Central Rift Valley of Ethiopia

Daniel Getahun Debelo*
  • Daniel Getahun Debelo*
  • Department of Biology, Adama Science and Technology University, P. O. Box 1888, Adama, Ethiopia.
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Emana Getu Degaga
  • Emana Getu Degaga
  • Faculty of Life Sciences, Addis Ababa University, P. O. Box 1176, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.
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  •  Received: 14 October 2016
  •  Accepted: 03 January 2017
  •  Published: 19 January 2017

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