African Journal of
Agricultural Research

  • Abbreviation: Afr. J. Agric. Res.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 1991-637X
  • DOI: 10.5897/AJAR
  • Start Year: 2006
  • Published Articles: 6693

Full Length Research Paper

Effect of honeybee (Apis mellifera) pollination on seed yield and yield parameters of Guizotia abyssinica (L.f.)

Haftom Gebremedhn
  • Haftom Gebremedhn
  • Apiculture and Sericulture Case Team, Mekelle Agricultural Research Center, Tigray Agricultural Research Institute, P. O. Box 492, Mekelle, Tigray, Ethiopia.
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Alemayehu Tadesse
  • Alemayehu Tadesse
  • Department of Animal, Rangeland and Wildlife Sciences, Mekelle University, P. O. Box 231, Mekelle, Tigray, Ethiopia.
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  •  Received: 05 June 2014
  •  Accepted: 07 November 2014
  •  Published: 18 December 2014


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