Journal of
Land Management and Appraisal

  • Abbreviation: J. Land Manag. Appraisal
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 2354-1741
  • DOI: 10.5897/JLMA
  • Start Year: 2017
  • Published Articles: 9

Full Length Research Paper

Soil survey and fertility assessment and mapping of Argo-Gedilala subwatershed in Dugda district, central rift valley of Ethiopia

Bekele Abebe
  • Bekele Abebe
  • Oromia Agricultural Research Institute, Batu Soil Research Center, Oromia, Ethiopia.
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Lemma Wogi
  • Lemma Wogi
  • Oromia Agricultural Research Institute, Batu Soil Research Center, Oromia, Ethiopia.
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Samuel Feyissa
  • Samuel Feyissa
  • Oromia Agricultural Research Institute, Batu Soil Research Center, Oromia, Ethiopia.
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  •  Received: 13 January 2021
  •  Accepted: 04 May 2021
  •  Published: 30 June 2021


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