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Growing irrigated crops in southern Alberta

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Published by Canada Dept. of Agriculture in Ottawa .
Written in English


  • Alberta,
  • Culture irriguée,
  • Irrigation farming

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Edition Notes

Revision of part of publication 883, Irrigation farming in southern Alberta, published in 1953.

StatementS. Dubetz and G.C. Russell and K.W. Hill
SeriesCanada Dept. of Agriculture Publication -- 1152, Publication / Canada. Dept. of Agriculture -- 1152
ContributionsHill, K. W., Russell, G. C., Canada. Dept. of Agriculture
LC ClassificationsSB112 C33
The Physical Object
Pagination25 p. ;
Number of Pages25
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL25209226M

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