African Journal of
Plant Science

  • Abbreviation: Afr. J. Plant Sci.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 1996-0824
  • DOI: 10.5897/AJPS
  • Start Year: 2007
  • Published Articles: 794

Full Length Research Paper

Assessing production constraints, management and use of pearl millet in the Guinea Savanna Agro-ecology of Ghana

Peter Anabire Asungre
  • Peter Anabire Asungre
  • CSIR-Savanna Agricultural Research Institute, P. O. Box 46, Bawku, Ghana.
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Richard Akromah
  • Richard Akromah
  • Faculty of Agriculture, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Kabwe, Zambia.
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Alexander Wiredo Kena
  • Alexander Wiredo Kena
  • Faculty of Agriculture, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Kabwe, Zambia.
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Prakash Gangashetty
  • Prakash Gangashetty
  • International Crop Research Institute for Semi-Arid Tropics (ICRISAT) India.
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  •  Received: 28 August 2021
  •  Accepted: 22 November 2021
  •  Published: 30 November 2021


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