ISABB Journal of
Food and Agricultural Sciences

  • Abbreviation: ISABB. J. Food and Agric. Sci.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 1937-3244
  • DOI: 10.5897/ISABB-JFAS
  • Start Year: 2011
  • Published Articles: 38

Full Length Research Paper

Effect of poultry manure and NPK on yield and storability of orange-and white-fleshed sweet potato [Ipomoea batatas (L.) Lam]

Sowley, E. N. K.
  • Sowley, E. N. K.
  • Department of Agronomy, Faculty of Agriculture, University for Development Studies, P. O. Box TL1882, Nyankpala Campus, Tamale, Ghana.
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Neindow, M.
  • Neindow, M.
  • Department of Agronomy, Faculty of Agriculture, University for Development Studies, P. O. Box TL1882, Nyankpala Campus, Tamale, Ghana.
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Abubakari, A. H.
  • Abubakari, A. H.
  • Department of Horticulture, Faculty of Agriculture, University for Development Studies, P. O. Box TL1882, Nyankpala Campus, Tamale, Ghana.
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  •  Received: 06 June 2014
  •  Accepted: 28 January 2015
  •  Published: 28 February 2015


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