Journal of
Soil Science and Environmental Management

  • Abbreviation: J. Soil Sci. Environ. Manage.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 2141-2391
  • DOI: 10.5897/JSSEM
  • Start Year: 2010
  • Published Articles: 311

Full Length Research Paper

Effect of graded compaction of tilled and untilled sandy loam soil on growth and yield of maize

Asinyetogha H. Igoni
  • Asinyetogha H. Igoni
  • Department of Agricultural and Environmental Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, Rivers State University, Npkolu-Oroworukwo, P. M. B. 5080, Port Harcourt, Nigeria.
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Raphael B. Jumbo
  • Raphael B. Jumbo
  • Department of Agricultural and Environmental Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, Rivers State University, Npkolu-Oroworukwo, P. M. B. 5080, Port Harcourt, Nigeria.
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Davidson D. Davis
  • Davidson D. Davis
  • Department of Agricultural and Environmental Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, Rivers State University, Npkolu-Oroworukwo, P. M. B. 5080, Port Harcourt, Nigeria.
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  •  Received: 31 January 2020
  •  Accepted: 24 June 2020
  •  Published: 31 July 2020

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