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

Growth, yield and phosphorus use efficiency of potato varieties propagated from apical rooted cuttings under variable phosphorus rates

Pauline Aarakit
  • Pauline Aarakit
  • Department of Crops, Horticulture and Soils, Egerton University, P. O. Box 536 -20115, Egerton Njoro, Kenya.
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Josephine P. Ouma
  • Josephine P. Ouma
  • Department of Crops, Horticulture and Soils, Egerton University, P. O. Box 536 -20115, Egerton Njoro, Kenya.
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Joyce J. Lelei
  • Joyce J. Lelei
  • Department of Crops, Horticulture and Soils, Egerton University, P. O. Box 536 -20115, Egerton Njoro, Kenya.
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  •  Received: 26 November 2020
  •  Accepted: 09 June 2021
  •  Published: 31 July 2021

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