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

Full Length Research Paper

Comparison of bioslurry to common nitrogen sources on potato (Solanum tuberosum L.) yield and yield components in andisols and oxisols of Northern Rwanda

Karemangingo Charles
  • Karemangingo Charles
  • Centre for Research and Development Initiatives, University of Kibungo, P. O. Box 6, Kibungo Rwanda.
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Aloys Fashaho
  • Aloys Fashaho
  • College of Agriculture, Animal Sciences, and Veterinary Medicine, University of Rwanda, P. O. Box 210 Musanze, Rwanda.
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Judith Uwihirwe
  • Judith Uwihirwe
  • College of Agriculture, Animal Sciences, and Veterinary Medicine, University of Rwanda, P. O. Box 210 Musanze, Rwanda.
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  •  Received: 09 October 2018
  •  Accepted: 05 December 2018
  •  Published: 07 February 2019


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