African Journal of
Agricultural Research

  • Abbreviation: Afr. J. Agric. Res.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 1991-637X
  • DOI: 10.5897/AJAR
  • Start Year: 2006
  • Published Articles: 6638

Full Length Research Paper

Estimation of heterosis and combining ability for earliness and yield characters in pumpkin (Cucurbita moschata Duch. Ex. Poir)

N. A. Tamilselvi
  • N. A. Tamilselvi
  • Department of Vegetable Crops, Horticulture College and Research Institute, Tamil Nadu Agricultural University, Coimbatore-641 003, India.
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P. Jansirani
  • P. Jansirani
  • Department of Spices and Plantation Crops, Horticulture College and Research Institute, Periyakulam, Tamil Nadu, India.
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L. Pugalendhi
  • L. Pugalendhi
  • Tapioca and Castor Research Station, Yethapur, Salem-636 119, Tamil Nadu, India.
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  •  Received: 28 August 2014
  •  Accepted: 01 April 2015
  •  Published: 09 April 2015

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