Journal of
Soil Science and Environmental Management

  • Abbreviation: J. Soil Sci. Environ. Manage.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 2141-2391
  • DOI: 10.5897/JSSEM
  • Start Year: 2010
  • Published Articles: 288


Prospects of alternative copping systems for salt-affected soils in Ethiopia

Asad Sarwar Qureshi
  • Asad Sarwar Qureshi
  • International Center for Biosaline Agriculture (ICBA), Dubai, UAE.
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Tesfaye Ertebo
  • Tesfaye Ertebo
  • International Center for Biosaline Agriculture (ICBA), Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.
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Melese Mehansiwala
  • Melese Mehansiwala
  • Ethiopian Institute of Agricultural Research (EIAR), Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.
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  •  Received: 23 May 2018
  •  Accepted: 25 June 2018
  •  Published: 31 July 2018


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