Papers workshop on acid sulphate soils in the humid tropics
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Published by Agency for Agricultural Research and Development in cooperation with the Land and Water Research Group in Bogor .
Written in English


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ContributionsAgency for Agricultural Research and Development (Indonesia), Land and Water Research Group (Netherlands), Research Program for Acid Sulphate Soils in the Humid Tropics.
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Open LibraryOL21572982M

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