African Journal of
Agricultural Research

  • Abbreviation: Afr. J. Agric. Res.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 1991-637X
  • DOI: 10.5897/AJAR
  • Start Year: 2006
  • Published Articles: 6654

Full Length Research Paper

Performance of faba bean (Vicia faba L.) varieties grown under broomrape (Orobanche spp.) infestation in South Tigray, Ethiopia

Lemma Diriba
  • Lemma Diriba
  • Ethiopian Institute of Agricultural Research Center, Ethiopia.
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Firew Mekbib
  • Firew Mekbib
  • Department of Plant Sciences, Faculty of Agriculture and Environmental sciences, Haramaya University, Ethiopia.
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Mussa Jarso
  • Mussa Jarso
  • Ethiopian Institute of Agricultural Research Center, Ethiopia.
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  •  Received: 17 December 2018
  •  Accepted: 04 March 2019
  •  Published: 31 August 2020


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