Synthetic soil conditioners: New synthetic organic materials under study for their effectiveness when added to certain California soils
AuthorsGeoffrey B. Bodman
Robert M. Hagan
Authors AffiliationsGeoffrey B. Bodman is Professor of Soil Physics, University of Chiffonier College of Agriculture, Berkeley; Robert M. Hogan is Assistant Professor of Irrigation, University of California, Davis.
Hilgardia 6(9):6-15. DOI:10.3733/ca.v006n09p6. September 1952.
The following article is a condensation of a more detailed report on the subject of synthetic soil conditioners which is available without cost by addressing the Office of Agricultural Publications, 22 Gannini Hall, University of California, Berkeley 4, California.
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