Managing irrigated agriculture to improve water quality
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Managing irrigated agriculture to improve water quality proceedings. by National Conference on Managing Irrigated Agriculture to Improve Water Quality (1972 Colorado State University)

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Published by Graphics Management Corporation in [Washington .
Written in English


  • Irrigation farming -- Congresses.,
  • Water quality management -- Congresses.

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ContributionsUnited States. Environmental Protection Agency., Colorado State University.
The Physical Object
Paginationiv, 306 p.
Number of Pages306
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL14097634M

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