Breeding hard red winter wheats for winter hardiness and high yield
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Published by U.S. Dept. of Agriculture in Washington .
Written in English


  • Wheat -- Genetics.,
  • Wheat -- Research.

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Statementby Karl S. Quisenberry and J. Allen Clark.
SeriesTechnical bulletin / United States Department of Agriculture -- no. 136, Technical bulletin (United States. Dept. of Agriculture) -- no. 136.
ContributionsClark, J. Allen b. 1888., United States. Dept. of Agriculture.
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Pagination28 p. :
Number of Pages28
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Open LibraryOL23002542M

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