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Biological agents for pest control status and prospects by United States. Dept. of Agriculture. Office of Environmental Quality Activities. Special Study Team.

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Published by U.S. Dept. of Agriculture : for sale by the Supt. of Docs., U.S. Govt. Print. Off. in [Washington] .
Written in English


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Bibliography: p. 95-123.

Statementthe report of a Special Study Team coordinated by the Office of Environmental Quality Activities.
LC ClassificationsSB975 .U53 1978
The Physical Object
Paginationxi, 138 p. ;
Number of Pages138
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL4689085M
LC Control Number77600057

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