Journal of
Horticulture and Forestry

  • Abbreviation: J. Hortic. For.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 2006-9782
  • DOI: 10.5897/JHF
  • Start Year: 2009
  • Published Articles: 308

Full Length Research Paper

Quality of tree seedlings across different nursery ownerships in Central Gondar Zone, Ethiopia

Tesfaye Sisay
  • Tesfaye Sisay
  • Gondar Agricultural Research Center, Amhara Region Agricultural Research Institute (ARARI), Ethiopia.
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Asmamaw Alemu
  • Asmamaw Alemu
  • Department of General Forestry, University of Gondar (UOG), Gondar, Ethiopia.
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Yohanes G. Mariam
  • Yohanes G. Mariam
  • Department of General Forestry, University of Gondar (UOG), Gondar, Ethiopia.
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  •  Received: 26 July 2019
  •  Accepted: 24 October 2019
  •  Published: 31 July 2020


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