Jurnal Agronomi Indonesia (Indonesian Journal of Agronomy)
Vol 38, No 2 (2010): Jurnal Agronomi Indonesia

Possibility to Reduce Drudgery and Time in Harvesting Individual Ripe Fruits of Jatropha curcas Linn by Whole Bunch Harvesting

Silip, Jupikely James (Unknown)
Tambunan, Armansyah H. (Unknown)
Hambali, Erliza (Unknown)
Sutrisno, , (Unknown)
Surahman, Memen (Unknown)

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Publish Date
18 Nov 2010


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urnal Agronomi Indonesia, sebelumnya bernama Buletin Agronomi, terbit sejak 1962, diterbitkan oleh Departemen Agronomi dan Hortikultura Fakultas Pertanian, Institut Pertanian Bogor dan Perhimpunan Agronomi Indonesia (PERAGI). Jurnal Agronomi Indonesia merupakan media untuk publikasi tulisan asli ...