Sweet potato production and handling
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Published by K. Paul, Trench, Trubner & co., ltd. in New York, London .
Written in English


  • Sweet potatoes.

Book details:

Edition Notes

Statementby H. C. Thompson.
SeriesLettered on cover: Farm and garden library
LC ClassificationsSB211.S9 T52
The Physical Object
Paginationviii, 9-127 p.
Number of Pages127
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL6737834M
LC Control Number30001966

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