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Volume 2012 (2012), Article ID 496026, 7 pages
Effect of Drying on Selected Physical Properties of “Asontem” Cowpea Variety
Department of Agricultural Engineering, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Kumasi, Ghana
Received 30 April 2012; Accepted 21 June 2012
Academic Editors: C. Ramsey, M. Sisterna, and M. Zhou
Copyright © 2012 Ato Bart-Plange et al. 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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