African Journal of
Agricultural Research

  • Abbreviation: Afr. J. Agric. Res.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 1991-637X
  • DOI: 10.5897/AJAR
  • Start Year: 2006
  • Published Articles: 6848


Nitrate contamination of groundwater: An issue for livelihood in Jaffna Peninsula, Sri Lanka

J. Prabagar
  • J. Prabagar
  • Department of Chemistry, University of Jaffna, Sri Lanka.
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S. Prabagar
  • S. Prabagar
  • Environmental Technology Section, Industrial Technology Institute, Colombo, Sri Lanka.
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S. Thuraisingam
  • S. Thuraisingam
  • Department of Aquaculture and Fisheries, Wayamba University of Sri Lanka, Sri Lanka.
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  •  Received: 25 January 2020
  •  Accepted: 09 June 2020
  •  Published: 31 July 2020


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