Growing Russian wild ryegrass in Western Canada
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Growing Russian wild ryegrass in Western Canada

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Published by Supply and Services Canada in Ottawa .
Written in English

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StatementT. Lawrence and D.H. Heinrichs.
SeriesPublications / Canada, Department of Agriculture -- 1607, Publications -- 1607.
ContributionsHeinrichs, D H.
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL15100606M
ISBN 100662004531

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