Organic materials and soil productivity in the Near East papers presented at the FAO/SIDA Workshop on the Use of Organic Materials for Improving Soil Productivity in the Near East, held in Alexandria, Egypt, 9-18 October 1978 by FAO/SIDA Workshop on the Use of Organic Materials for Improving Soil Productivity in the Near East (1978 Alexandria, Egypt)

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StatementSoil Resources, Management, and Conservation Service, Land and Water Development Division.
SeriesFAO soils bulletin ;, 45
ContributionsFood and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations. Soil Resources, Management, and Conservation Service., Sweden. Styrelsen för internationell utveckling.
LC ClassificationsS654 .F23 1978
The Physical Object
Paginationviii, 280, 48 p. :
Number of Pages280
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Open LibraryOL3223569M
ISBN 109250012179
LC Control Number83134231

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