Journal of
Plant Breeding and Crop Science

  • Abbreviation: J. Plant Breed. Crop Sci.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 2006-9758
  • DOI: 10.5897/JPBCS
  • Start Year: 2009
  • Published Articles: 410

Full Length Research Paper

Field assessment of disease resistance status of some newly-developed early and extra-early maize varieties under humid rainforest conditions of Nigeria

Akinwale R. O.
  • Akinwale R. O.
  • Department of Crop Production and Protection, Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Osun State, Nigeria.
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Oyelakin A. O.
  • Oyelakin A. O.
  • Department of Crop Production and Protection, Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Osun State, Nigeria.
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  •  Received: 20 October 2017
  •  Accepted: 07 December 2017
  •  Published: 31 March 2018


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