Journal of
Horticulture and Forestry

  • Abbreviation: J. Hortic. For.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 2006-9782
  • DOI: 10.5897/JHF
  • Start Year: 2009
  • Published Articles: 273

Full Length Research Paper

Growth responses of branch cuttings of Cordia africana to physiological age

Titus Fondo Ambebe
  • Titus Fondo Ambebe
  • Department of Crop Production Technology, College of Technology, The University of Bamenda, P. O. Box 39 Bambili, Cameroon.
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Maghah Josephine Akenji
  • Maghah Josephine Akenji
  • Department of Crop Production Technology, College of Technology, The University of Bamenda, P. O. Box 39 Bambili, Cameroon.
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Njoya Moses Tita Mogho
  • Njoya Moses Tita Mogho
  • Department of Biological Sciences, Faculty of Science, The University of Bamenda, P. O. Box 39 Bambili, Cameroon.
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  •  Received: 26 May 2017
  •  Accepted: 23 August 2017
  •  Published: 31 October 2017

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