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Statementprepared for National Science Foundation, Directorate for Applied Science and Research Applications, Division of Applied Research by] Soil and Land Use Technology, inc., A. A. Theisen, E. G. Knox, F. L. Mann.
ContributionsTheisen, A. A., Knox, Ellis G., Mann, F. L., National Science Foundation (U.S.). Directorate of Applied Science and Research Applications. Division of Applied Research.
LC ClassificationsSB176.U6 S64 1978
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Pagination2 v. in 1 (105, 210 p.) :
Number of Pages210
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Open LibraryOL4375794M
LC Control Number78603582

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Division of Applied Research. Abstract. NSF/RAContract no. AERIncludes bibliographical of access: Internet. Feasibility of Introducing Food Crops Better Adapted to Environmental Stress 2 (National Science Foundation, Directorate for Applied Science and Research Applications, Division of Applied Research Cited by: This full-color introduction to agronomy and crop science offers both traditional agricultural students and students with nonagricultural backgrounds a timely look at the principles of crop science, sustainable agriculture, and a host of related societal by: 7.

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