African Journal of
Agricultural Research

  • Abbreviation: Afr. J. Agric. Res.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 1991-637X
  • DOI: 10.5897/AJAR
  • Start Year: 2006
  • Published Articles: 6591

Full Length Research Paper

Forage yield components of various alfalfa (Medicago sativa L.) cultivars grown on salt-affected soil under rainfed and irrigated conditions in a Mediterranean environment

Abed Chedjerat
  • Abed Chedjerat
  • National Higher School of Agronomy, ENSA of El Harrach, Algiers, Algeria.
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Mahfoud M’hammedi Bouzina
  • Mahfoud M’hammedi Bouzina
  • Department of Agronomy, SNV Faculty, University of Hassiba Benbouali, Chlef, Algeria.
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Abdelhamid Gacemi
  • Abdelhamid Gacemi
  • National Agronomic Research Institute of Algeria, Station of Hmadna, Algeria.
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Aissa Abdelguerfi
  • Aissa Abdelguerfi
  • National Higher School of Agronomy, ENSA of El Harrach, Algiers, Algeria.
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  •  Received: 30 March 2016
  •  Accepted: 26 July 2016
  •  Published: 25 August 2016

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