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Published by Utah Water Research Laboratory, College of Engineering, Utah State University in Logan .
Written in English


  • Crops and water -- Mathematical models.,
  • Crop yields -- Mathematical models.,
  • Crops -- Effect of salts on.,
  • Soils, Salts in.,
  • Crops and climate.,
  • Corn -- Field experiments.,
  • Irrigation efficiency.

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Bibliography: p. 81.

StatementJ. I. Stewart ... [et al.].
ContributionsStewart, J. Ian., Utah Water Research Laboratory.
LC ClassificationsS589.7 .O66
The Physical Object
Paginationxv, 191 p. :
Number of Pages191
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL4378421M
LC Control Number78622517

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