African Journal of
Agricultural Research

  • Abbreviation: Afr. J. Agric. Res.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 1991-637X
  • DOI: 10.5897/AJAR
  • Start Year: 2006
  • Published Articles: 6849

Full Length Research Paper

Yield responses of grain amaranth (Amaranthus cruentus L.) varieties to varying planting density and soil amendment

Olofintoye J. A. T.
  • Olofintoye J. A. T.
  • National Horticultural Research Institute, P. M. B. 5432, Idi-Ishin, Ibadan, Nigeria.
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Abayomi Y. A.
  • Abayomi Y. A.
  • epartment of Agronomy, Faculty of Agriculture, University of Ilorin, P. M. B. 1515, Ilorin, Kwara State, Nigeria.
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Olugbemi O.
  • Olugbemi O.
  • epartment of Agronomy, Faculty of Agriculture, University of Ilorin, P. M. B. 1515, Ilorin, Kwara State, Nigeria.
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  •  Received: 23 March 2015
  •  Accepted: 26 April 2015
  •  Published: 21 May 2015


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