African Journal of
Agricultural Research

  • Abbreviation: Afr. J. Agric. Res.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 1991-637X
  • DOI: 10.5897/AJAR
  • Start Year: 2006
  • Published Articles: 6578

Full Length Research Paper

Yield response and economic benefits of groundnut to phosphorus fertilization and inoculant rates in Northern Ghana

Richard Yaro Naabe
  • Richard Yaro Naabe
  • Department of Agronomy, Faculty of Agriculture, University for Development Studies, Ghana.
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Albert Berdjour
  • Albert Berdjour
  • International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA), Ghana.
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Daniel Asomaning Odoom
  • Daniel Asomaning Odoom
  • Department of Agronomy, Faculty of Agriculture, University for Development Studies, Ghana.
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Haruna Alhassan Yemyoliya
  • Haruna Alhassan Yemyoliya
  • Savanna Agricultural Research Institute (SARI), Ghana
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  •  Received: 06 November 2020
  •  Accepted: 05 January 2021
  •  Published: 28 February 2021


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