Original Article

Effect of Levels of N-fertilizer and Cutting Height on Nutrient Content and Nitrogen Recovery Rate of Elephant Grass (Pennisetum purpureum L.) in Mersa, Ethiopia

Year: 2020 | Month: October | Volume 10 | Issue 5

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