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International Journal of Agronomy
Volume 2012 (2012), Article ID 702506, 8 pages
Role of Pigeonpea Cultivation on Soil Fertility and Farming System Sustainability in Ghana
Forest and Horticultural Crops Research Centre, Kade, Institute of Agricultural Research, College of Agriculture and Consumer Sciences, University of Ghana, P.O. Box 68, Legon, Ghana
Received 19 March 2012; Revised 6 June 2012; Accepted 8 June 2012
Academic Editor: Antonio M. De Ron
Copyright © 2012 S. Adjei-Nsiah. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.
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