Journal of
Horticulture and Forestry

  • Abbreviation: J. Hortic. For.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 2006-9782
  • DOI: 10.5897/JHF
  • Start Year: 2009
  • Published Articles: 278

Full Length Research Paper

Growth and yield of potato (Solanum tuberosum L.) cultivars as influenced by plant spacing at Haramaya and Hirna, Eastern Ethiopia

Birhanu Tsegaye
  • Birhanu Tsegaye
  • College of Agriculture and Natural Resources, Wolkite University, P. O. Box 07, Wolkite, Ethiopia.
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Nigussie Dechassa
  • Nigussie Dechassa
  • School of Plant Sciences, Haramaya University, P. O. Box 138, Dire Dawa, Ethiopia.
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Wassu Mohammed
  • Wassu Mohammed
  • School of Plant Sciences, Haramaya University, P. O. Box 138, Dire Dawa, Ethiopia.
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  •  Received: 24 October 2016
  •  Accepted: 25 November 2016
  •  Published: 31 May 2018

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