African Journal of
Plant Science

  • Abbreviation: Afr. J. Plant Sci.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 1996-0824
  • DOI: 10.5897/AJPS
  • Start Year: 2007
  • Published Articles: 805

Full Length Research Paper

Traits association and path coefficient analysis of yield and related traits in rainfed lowland rice (Oryza sativa L.) genotypes in North Western Ethiopia

Tefera Abebe
  • Tefera Abebe
  • Ethiopian Institute of Agricultural Research, Tepi National spices Research Center, P. O. Box, 34, Tepi, Ethiopia.
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Sentayehu Alamerew
  • Sentayehu Alamerew
  • College of Agriculture and Veterinary Medicine, Jimma University, P. O. Box, 307, Jimma, Ethiopia.
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Leta Tulu
  • Leta Tulu
  • National Agricultural Biotechnology Research Center, P. O. Box, 2003, Holleta, Ethiopia.
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  •  Received: 20 July 2018
  •  Accepted: 11 October 2018
  •  Published: 31 January 2019


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