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: 419

Full Length Research Paper

Efficacy of insecticides and crop critical stage for the management of chickpea pod borer (Helicoverpa armigera) in Central Zone of Tigray, Ethiopia

Zereabruk Gebretsadkan
  • Zereabruk Gebretsadkan
  • Tigray Agricultural Research Institute, Axum Agricultural Research Center, Axum, Ethiopia.
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Weldu Nahom
  • Weldu Nahom
  • Tigray Agricultural Research Institute, Axum Agricultural Research Center, Axum, Ethiopia.
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Wolday Kiros
  • Wolday Kiros
  • Tigray Agricultural Research Institute, Axum Agricultural Research Center, Axum, Ethiopia.
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  •  Received: 21 May 2019
  •  Accepted: 15 July 2019
  •  Published: 30 November 2019


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