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: 428

Full Length Research Paper

Yield performance of chickpea (Cicer arietinum L.) genotypes under supplemental irrigation regimes in semi-arid tropics

Ruth Muruiki
  • Ruth Muruiki
  • Department of Crops, Horticulture and Soils, Egerton University, P. O. Box 536-20115 Egerton, Kenya.
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Paul Kimurto
  • Paul Kimurto
  • Department of Crops, Horticulture and Soils, Egerton University, P. O. Box 536-20115 Egerton, Kenya.
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Bernard Towett
  • Bernard Towett
  • Department of Crops, Horticulture and Soils, Egerton University, P. O. Box 536-20115 Egerton, Kenya.
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Gangarao Rao
  • Gangarao Rao
  • International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-arid Tropics (ICRISAT), P. O. Box 39063-00623 Nairobi, Kenya.
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  •  Received: 02 April 2020
  •  Accepted: 02 February 2021
  •  Published: 31 October 2021


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