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Published by American Society of Agronomy, Crop Science Society of America, Soil Science Society of America in Madison, Wis .

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Includes bibliographical references and index.

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Statementeditors: Richard Olson, Charles Francis, and Stephen Kaffka.
ContributionsOlson, Richard K., Francis, Charles A., Kaffka, Stephen, American Society of Agronomy., Crop Science Society of America., Soil Science Society of America.
LC ClassificationsS494.5.S86 E95 1995
The Physical Object
Paginationxiii, 249 p. :
Number of Pages249
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Open LibraryOL586046M
ISBN 100891181288
LC Control Number96176089

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