African Journal of
Agricultural Research

  • Abbreviation: Afr. J. Agric. Res.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 1991-637X
  • DOI: 10.5897/AJAR
  • Start Year: 2006
  • Published Articles: 6862

Full Length Research Paper

Effects of grass (Hyperenia spp.) mulching rate on development and yield of okra (Abelmoschus esculentus) under drip irrigation

Nyajeka, M.
  • Nyajeka, M.
  • Mashonaland Tobacco Company, Mashonaland West Province, Zimbabwe.
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Svotwa, E.
  • Svotwa, E.
  • Department of Crop Science and Postharvest Technology, Chinhoyi University of Technology, Zimbabwe.
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Katsaruware, D. R.
  • Katsaruware, D. R.
  • Department of Agriculture, Zimbabwe Open University, Mashonaland West Province, Zimbabwe.
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  •  Received: 13 February 2017
  •  Accepted: 06 June 2017
  •  Published: 14 September 2017

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