African Journal of
Agricultural Research

  • Abbreviation: Afr. J. Agric. Res.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 1991-637X
  • DOI: 10.5897/AJAR
  • Start Year: 2006
  • Published Articles: 6652

Full Length Research Paper

Morphological characterization of pearl millet hybrids [Pennisetum glaucum (L.) R. Br.] and their parents

S. Singh1,2*, Y. P. Yadav1, H. P. Yadav3, D. Vart1 and N. Yadav1
1Chaudhary Charan Singh Haryana Agricultural University Hisar-125004 (Haryana), India. 2International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics, Patancheru-502 324, India. 3Pear Millet, PC Unit, Mandor, Jodhpur (Rajasthan), India.
Email: [email protected]

  •  Received: 22 August 2015
  •  Accepted: 20 November 2015
  •  Published: 04 February 2016


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