African Journal of
Plant Science

  • Abbreviation: Afr. J. Plant Sci.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 1996-0824
  • DOI: 10.5897/AJPS
  • Start Year: 2007
  • Published Articles: 761

Full Length Research Paper

Effects of fertilizer and cassava-legume cropping systems on root yields in two agro-ecological zones of Ghana

Marcus Tobodawolo Jones
  • Marcus Tobodawolo Jones
  • Central Agricultural Research Institute (CARI), Suakoko District, Bong County, P .O. Box 3929, 1000 Monrovia 10, Liberia.
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Roland Nuhu Issaka
  • Roland Nuhu Issaka
  • Council for Scientific and Industrial Research - Soil Research Institute, Kwadaso – Kumasi, Ghana.
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  •  Received: 27 April 2017
  •  Accepted: 22 August 2017
  •  Published: 31 October 2017


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