African Journal of
Plant Science

  • Abbreviation: Afr. J. Plant Sci.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 1996-0824
  • DOI: 10.5897/AJPS
  • Start Year: 2007
  • Published Articles: 767

Full Length Research Paper

Meta-analysis of the effects of Rhizobia inoculants and phosphorus fertilizer on soybean nodulation in Africa

Jasper Kanomanyanga
  • Jasper Kanomanyanga
  • National Academy of Agriculture Green Development, Department of Plant Nutrition, College of Resource and Environmental Science, China Agricultural University, China.
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Xiaoqiang Jiao
  • Xiaoqiang Jiao
  • National Academy of Agriculture Green Development, Department of Plant Nutrition, College of Resource and Environmental Science, China Agricultural University, China.
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Shingirai Mudare
  • Shingirai Mudare
  • National Academy of Agriculture Green Development, Department of Plant Nutrition, College of Resource and Environmental Science, China Agricultural University, China.
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Stanford Mabasa
  • Stanford Mabasa
  • Department of Plant Production Sciences and Technologies, Faculty of Agriculture, Environment and Food Systems, University of Zimbabwe, Zimbabwe.
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Lixia Tang
  • Lixia Tang
  • Department of Development Studies, College of Humanities and Development Management, China Agricultural University, Beijing 100193, China.
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  •  Received: 03 July 2021
  •  Accepted: 18 August 2021
  •  Published: 31 August 2021

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