Journal of
Engineering and Technology Research

  • Abbreviation: J. Eng. Technol. Res.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 2006-9790
  • DOI: 10.5897/JETR
  • Start Year: 2009
  • Published Articles: 193

Full Length Research Paper

Effects of in-situ moisture conservation techniques on maize (Zea mays) yield and yield components in moisture deficit area of Dugda Woreda, Ethiopia

Dulo Husen
  • Dulo Husen
  • Oromia Agricultural Research Institute, Adami Tulu Agricultural Research Center, P. O. Box 35, Batu, Ethiopia.
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Zelalem shalemew
  • Zelalem shalemew
  • Oromia Agricultural Research Institute, Adami Tulu Agricultural Research Center, P. O. Box 35, Batu, Ethiopia.
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  •  Received: 03 July 2019
  •  Accepted: 03 September 2019
  •  Published: 31 August 2021


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