Origin and distribution of the commercial potato crop
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Published by U.S. Dept. of Agriculture in Washington .
Written in English


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Statementby J.W. Strowbridge.
SeriesTechnical bulletin / United States Department of Agriculture -- no. 7, Technical bulletin (United States. Dept. of Agriculture) -- no. 7.
ContributionsUnited States. Dept. of Agriculture.
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Pagination60 p. :
Number of Pages60
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Open LibraryOL22999643M

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