African Journal of
Agricultural Research

  • Abbreviation: Afr. J. Agric. Res.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 1991-637X
  • DOI: 10.5897/AJAR
  • Start Year: 2006
  • Published Articles: 6183

Full Length Research Paper

Effects of seeds ingestion by Lagune cattle and other pre-planting treatments on the germinability of Centrosema pubescens Benth seeds in Soudanian region of Benin (West Africa)

HOUNDJO Daniel Bignon Maxime
  • HOUNDJO Daniel Bignon Maxime
  • Département de Production Animale, Faculté des Sciences Agronomiques, Université d’Abomey-Calavi, 03 BP 2819 Jéricho, Cotonou, Benin.
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ADJOLOHOUN Sébastien
  • ADJOLOHOUN Sébastien
  • Département de Production Animale, Faculté des Sciences Agronomiques, Université d’Abomey-Calavi, 03 BP 2819 Jéricho, Cotonou, Benin.
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ADENILE Dourossimi Adam
  • ADENILE Dourossimi Adam
  • Département de Production Animale, Faculté des Sciences Agronomiques, Université d’Abomey-Calavi, 03 BP 2819 Jéricho, Cotonou, Benin.
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GBENOU Basile
  • GBENOU Basile
  • Département de Production Animale, Faculté des Sciences Agronomiques, Université d’Abomey-Calavi, 03 BP 2819 Jéricho, Cotonou, Benin.
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SAIDOU Aliou
  • SAIDOU Aliou
  • Département de Production Végétale, Faculté des Sciences Agronomiques, Université d’Abomey-Calavi, 03 BP 2819 Jéricho, Cotonou, Benin.
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AHOTON Léonard
  • AHOTON Léonard
  • Département de Production Végétale, Faculté des Sciences Agronomiques, Université d’Abomey-Calavi, 03 BP 2819 Jéricho, Cotonou, Benin.
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HOUINATO Marcel
  • HOUINATO Marcel
  • Département de Production Animale, Faculté des Sciences Agronomiques, Université d’Abomey-Calavi, 03 BP 2819 Jéricho, Cotonou, Benin.
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SEIBOU TOLEBA Soumanou
  • SEIBOU TOLEBA Soumanou
  • Département de Production Animale, Faculté des Sciences Agronomiques, Université d’Abomey-Calavi, 03 BP 2819 Jéricho, Cotonou, Benin.
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SINSIN Brice Augustin
  • SINSIN Brice Augustin
  • Département de l’Aménagement et Gestion des Ressources Naturelles, Faculté des Sciences Agronomiques, Université d’Abomey-Calavi, 03 BP 2819 Jéricho, Cotonou, Benin.
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  •  Received: 27 December 2018
  •  Accepted: 22 March 2019
  •  Published: 16 May 2019

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