African Journal of
Agricultural Research

  • Abbreviation: Afr. J. Agric. Res.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 1991-637X
  • DOI: 10.5897/AJAR
  • Start Year: 2006
  • Published Articles: 6714

Full Length Research Paper

Yield performance of East African highland banana hybrids on farmers’ fields under high disease pressure

Erima, R.
  • Erima, R.
  • National Banana Research Programme, National Agricultural Research Organisation, P. O. Box 7065, Kampala, Uganda.
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Ssebuliba, J. M.
  • Ssebuliba, J. M.
  • Department of Crop Science, Makerere University, P. O. Box 7062, Kampala, Uganda.
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Nankinga, C. M. K.
  • Nankinga, C. M. K.
  • National Banana Research Programme, National Agricultural Research Organisation, P. O. Box 7065, Kampala, Uganda.
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Ragama, P.
  • Ragama, P.
  • National Banana Research Programme, National Agricultural Research Organisation, P. O. Box 7065, Kampala, Uganda.
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Barekye, A.
  • Barekye, A.
  • National Banana Research Programme, National Agricultural Research Organisation, P. O. Box 7065, Kampala, Uganda.
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Tushemereirwe, W.
  • Tushemereirwe, W.
  • National Banana Research Programme, National Agricultural Research Organisation, P. O. Box 7065, Kampala, Uganda.
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  •  Received: 30 July 2012
  •  Accepted: 17 February 2016
  •  Published: 31 March 2016

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