African Journal of
Plant Science

  • Abbreviation: Afr. J. Plant Sci.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 1996-0824
  • DOI: 10.5897/AJPS
  • Start Year: 2007
  • Published Articles: 757


Review on effect of population density and tuber size on yield components and yield of potato (Solanum tuberosum L.)

Semira Nasir
  • Semira Nasir
  • Department of Plant Science, Madda Walabu University College of Agriculture and Natural Resource, P. O. Box 247, Bale Robe Ethiopia.
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Bikila Akassa
  • Bikila Akassa
  • Bako Agricultural Research Center Western. Ethiopia.
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  •  Received: 02 August 2018
  •  Accepted: 26 October 2018
  •  Published: 31 December 2018


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