African Journal of
Agricultural Research

  • Abbreviation: Afr. J. Agric. Res.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 1991-637X
  • DOI: 10.5897/AJAR
  • Start Year: 2006
  • Published Articles: 6590

Full Length Research Paper

Influence of different soil management practices on soil organisms and maize (Zea mays L.) yield in South Eastern Nigeria

Benwari A. O.
  • Benwari A. O.
  • Department of Crop and Soil Science, Faculty of Agriculture, University of Port Harcourt, P. M. B. 5323, Choba, Port Harcourt, Rivers State, Nigeria.
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Uchunor S. I.
  • Uchunor S. I.
  • Department of Crop and Soil Science, Faculty of Agriculture, University of Port Harcourt, P. M. B. 5323, Choba, Port Harcourt, Rivers State, Nigeria.
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Omovbude S.
  • Omovbude S.
  • Department of Crop and Soil Science, Faculty of Agriculture, University of Port Harcourt, P. M. B. 5323, Choba, Port Harcourt, Rivers State, Nigeria.
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  •  Received: 13 February 2017
  •  Accepted: 02 March 2017
  •  Published: 30 March 2017

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