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Practical soil moisture problems in agriculture

World Meteorological Organization. Commission for Agricultural Meteorology. Working Group on Practical Soil Moisture Problems in Agriculture.

Practical soil moisture problems in agriculture

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by World Meteorological Organization. Commission for Agricultural Meteorology. Working Group on Practical Soil Moisture Problems in Agriculture.

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Published by W.M.O. in Geneva .
Written in English

Edition Notes

Statementprepared by G. Stanhill... (et al).
SeriesTechnical note -- no.97, WMO -- No.235.TP.128
ContributionsStanhill, G.
The Physical Object
Paginationxv, 69p.
Number of Pages69
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL14159679M

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