Journal of
Dryland Agriculture

  • Abbreviation: J. Dryland Agric.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 2476-8650
  • DOI: 10.5897/JODA
  • Start Year: 2015
  • Published Articles: 25

Full Length Research Paper

Phenotyping and Prediction of Maize (Zea mays L.) Yield using Physiological Traits

Shaibu A. S.
  • Shaibu A. S.
  • Department of Agronomy, Bayero University, Kano, Kano, Nigeria
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Yusuf S. I.
  • Yusuf S. I.
  • Department of Agronomy, Bayero University, Kano, Kano, Nigeria
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Adnan A. A.
  • Adnan A. A.
  • Department of Agronomy, Bayero University, Kano, Kano, Nigeria
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  • Article Number - 94C94DE58298
  • Vol.3(1), pp. 28-35, December 2017
  •  Received: 01 November 2017
  •  Published: 01 December 2017


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