African Journal of
Plant Science

  • Abbreviation: Afr. J. Plant Sci.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 1996-0824
  • DOI: 10.5897/AJPS
  • Start Year: 2007
  • Published Articles: 784

Full Length Research Paper

Participatory varietal selection of intermediate altitude sorghum (Sorghum bicolor (L.) Moench) genotypes in Western Part of Ethiopia

Yalemtesfa Firew Guade
  • Yalemtesfa Firew Guade
  • Department of Horticulture, Debre Markoss University College of Agriculture and Natural Resources, Ethiopia.
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Asfaw Adugna Ageru
  • Asfaw Adugna Ageru
  • R&D Lead and Plant Breeder (Maize) for Africa Eldoret, Kenya.
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  •  Received: 04 October 2016
  •  Accepted: 06 November 2016
  •  Published: 31 March 2017


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