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Maximising the use of biological nitrogen fixation in agriculture report of the FAO/IAEA technical expert meeting held in Rome, 13-15 March 2001 by FAO/IAEA Technical Expert Meeting on Increasing the Use of Biological Nitrogen Fixation in Agriculture (2001 Rome, Italy)

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Published by Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, Kluwer Accademic in Rome, Italy, Dordrecht, Boston .
Written in English

Subjects:

  • Nitrogen in agriculture -- Congresses.,
  • Nitrogen -- Fixation -- Congresses.

Book details:

Edition Notes

Statementedited by G. Hardarson and W.J. Broughton.
GenreCongresses.
SeriesDevelopments in plant and soil sciences ;, v. 99
ContributionsHardarson, G., Broughton, William, Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations., International Atomic Energy Agency.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsS587.5.N5 F36 2001
The Physical Object
Paginationvii, 226 p. :
Number of Pages226
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL3323947M
ISBN 109251048983, 1402012373
LC Control Number2004296839
OCLC/WorldCa52621430

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