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Avocado culture in California

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Published by Agricultural Experiment Station in Berkeley, Calif .
Written in English


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SeriesBulletin -- no. 365, Bulletin (California Agricultural Experiment Station) -- 365.
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Pagination78 p. :
Number of Pages78
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL25228171M

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