African Journal of
Agricultural Research

  • Abbreviation: Afr. J. Agric. Res.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 1991-637X
  • DOI: 10.5897/AJAR
  • Start Year: 2006
  • Published Articles: 6849

Full Length Research Paper

Assessing landuse effect on soil properties in the Coastal plains sand, Imo State, Nigeria

Ukaegbu E. P.
  • Ukaegbu E. P.
  • Department of Agricultural Science, A. I. F. C. E., Owerri, Imo State, Nigeria.
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Nnawuihe C. O.
  • Nnawuihe C. O.
  • Department of Agricultural Science, A. I. F. C. E., Owerri, Imo State, Nigeria.
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  •  Received: 13 May 2018
  •  Accepted: 17 May 2019
  •  Published: 30 June 2020


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