African Journal of
Agricultural Research

  • Abbreviation: Afr. J. Agric. Res.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 1991-637X
  • DOI: 10.5897/AJAR
  • Start Year: 2006
  • Published Articles: 6858

Full Length Research Paper

Rainfall variability analysis and its impact on crop production in Bihar

Sunil Kumar
  • Sunil Kumar
  • Department of Agronomy, Bihar Agricultural University, Sabour, Bihar- 813210, India.
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Sujeet Kumar
  • Sujeet Kumar
  • Department of Agronomy, Bihar Agricultural University, Sabour, Bihar- 813210, India.
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  •  Received: 19 December 2013
  •  Accepted: 17 February 2015
  •  Published: 26 February 2015


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