African Journal of
Plant Science

  • Abbreviation: Afr. J. Plant Sci.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 1996-0824
  • DOI: 10.5897/AJPS
  • Start Year: 2007
  • Published Articles: 785

Full Length Research Paper

Skip-row planting of maize and sorghum in semi-arid Ethiopia

Tewodros Mesfin
  • Tewodros Mesfin
  • Melkassa Agriculture Research Center-EARI, P. O. Box 436, Adama Ethiopia
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Jibril Mohammed
  • Jibril Mohammed
  • Melkassa Agriculture Research Center-EARI, P. O. Box 436, Adama Ethiopia
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Abuhay Taklete
  • Abuhay Taklete
  • Melkassa Agriculture Research Center-EARI, P. O. Box 436, Adama Ethiopia
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Feyera Merga
  • Feyera Merga
  • Melkassa Agriculture Research Center-EARI, P. O. Box 436, Adama Ethiopia
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Charles Wortmann*
  • Charles Wortmann*
  • Melkassa Agriculture Research Center-EARI, P. O. Box 436, Adama Ethiopia; University of Nebraska-Lincoln, 369 Keim Hall, Lincoln EN 68583-0915, Ethiopia.
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  •  Received: 24 November 2013
  •  Accepted: 20 February 2014
  •  Published: 31 March 2014

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Workayehu T, Wortmann CS (2011). Maize-bean intercrop suppression of weeds and profitability in southern Ethiopia. Agron. J. 104:1058-1063.
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Wortmann CS, Mamo M, Mburu C, Letayo E, Abebe G, Kayuki KC, Chisi M, Mativavarira M, Xerinda S, Ndacyayisenga T (2009). Atlas of sorghum (Sorghum bicolor (L.) Moench) production in eastern and southern Africa.

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