African Journal of
Agricultural Research

  • Abbreviation: Afr. J. Agric. Res.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 1991-637X
  • DOI: 10.5897/AJAR
  • Start Year: 2006
  • Published Articles: 6711

Full Length Research Paper

Status of maize lethal necrosis in eastern Uganda

Frank Kagoda
  • Frank Kagoda
  • Crops Research Department, Buginyanya Zonal Agricultural Research and Development Institute Mbale – Uganda.
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Robert Gidoi
  • Robert Gidoi
  • Crops Research Department, Buginyanya Zonal Agricultural Research and Development Institute Mbale – Uganda.
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Brian E. Isabirye
  • Brian E. Isabirye
  • Association for Strengthening Agricultural Research in Eastern and Central Africa (ASARECA) Uganda.
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  •  Received: 05 November 2015
  •  Accepted: 19 January 2016
  •  Published: 25 February 2016

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