Soil constraints on sustainable plant production in the tropics
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Soil constraints on sustainable plant production in the tropics proceedings of the 24th International Symposium on Tropical Agricultural Research, Kyoto, Japan, August 14-16, 1990. by International Symposium on Tropical Agriculture Research (24th 1990 Kyoto, Japan)

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Published by Tropical Agriculture Research Center, Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries in Tsukuba, Ibaraki, Japan .
Written in English


  • Soils -- Tropics -- Congresses.,
  • Agriculture -- Tropics -- Congresses.,
  • Tropical crops -- Congresses.

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Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references.

SeriesTropical agriculture research series -- no. 24.
The Physical Object
Paginationiii, 217 p. ;
Number of Pages217
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL15182469M

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