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

Comparative effect of weed control methods on Mexican sunflower (Tithonia diversifolia) in maize

Josephine Olutayo Amosun
  • Josephine Olutayo Amosun
  • Institute of Agricultural Research and Training, Obafemi Awolowo University, Moor Plantation, Ibadan, Oyo State, Nigeria.
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Olubunmi Abiodun Aluko
  • Olubunmi Abiodun Aluko
  • Institute of Agricultural Research and Training, Obafemi Awolowo University, Moor Plantation, Ibadan, Oyo State, Nigeria.
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Donatus Obinna Ilem
  • Donatus Obinna Ilem
  • Horticulture Department, Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta, Nigeria.
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  •  Received: 27 November 2020
  •  Accepted: 14 April 2021
  •  Published: 30 April 2021


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