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Compost, small-scale and backyard systems January 1990 - June 1997 by Mary V Gold

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Published by USDA, ARS, National Agricultural Library in Beltsville, Md .
Written in English


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Statementcompiled by Mary V. Gold.
SeriesQuick bibliography series -- no. QB 97-11., Quick bibliography series -- 97-11.
ContributionsNational Agricultural Library (U.S.)
The Physical Object
Pagination25 p. ;
Number of Pages25
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL17459398M

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