African Journal of
Agricultural Research

  • Abbreviation: Afr. J. Agric. Res.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 1991-637X
  • DOI: 10.5897/AJAR
  • Start Year: 2006
  • Published Articles: 6730

Full Length Research Paper

Effects of dry bioslurry and chemical fertilizers on tomato growth performance, fruit yield and soil properties under irrigated condition in Southern Ethiopian

Geremew Biramo
  • Geremew Biramo
  • Arba Minch Agricultural Research Center, Southern Agricultural Research Institute, Ethiopia.
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Girma Abera
  • Girma Abera
  • School of Plant and Horticulture Science, College of Agriculture, Hawassa University, Ethiopia.
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Birhanu Biazin
  • Birhanu Biazin
  • International Potato Center (CIP), C/O, ILR, P. O. Box 5689, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.
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  •  Received: 03 August 2019
  •  Accepted: 03 September 2019
  •  Published: 31 October 2019


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