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International Journal of Agronomy
Volume 2017, Article ID 4767509, 6 pages
Research Article

Effect of Organic Mulching on Soil Moisture, Yield, and Yield Contributing Components of Sesame (Sesamum indicum L.)

1Crop Research Core Process, Humera Agricultural Research Center, Tigray Agricultural Research Institute, Humera, Ethiopia
2Department of Dryland Crops and Horticultural Science, Mekelle University, Mekelle, Ethiopia

Correspondence should be addressed to Goitom Teame; moc.liamg@nanefaymotiog

Received 6 January 2017; Revised 24 March 2017; Accepted 23 April 2017; Published 8 June 2017

Academic Editor: Manuel Tejada

Copyright © 2017 Goitom Teame 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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