Selective weed killers: Synthetic compounds important development in agriculture
AuthorW. W. Robbins
Author AffiliationsW. W. Robbins is Professor of Botany, and Botanist in the Experiment Station, Davis.
Hilgardia 2(3):9-9. DOI:10.3733/ca.v002n03p9. March 1948.
Extract from a talk before the Tenth Annual Weed Control Conference, in Sacramento, February 2, 1948.
Robbins W. 1948. Selective weed killers: Synthetic compounds important development in agriculture. Hilgardia 2(3):9-9. DOI:10.3733/ca.v002n03p9
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