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Production of Floricultural Crops

by: Eloise Crist

Production of Floricultural Crops HS 442

Eloise Crist
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John Dole

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This 4 page Class Notes was uploaded by Eloise Crist on Thursday October 15, 2015. The Class Notes belongs to HS 442 at North Carolina State University taught by John Dole in Fall. Since its upload, it has received 20 views. For similar materials see /class/224036/hs-442-north-carolina-state-university in Horticulture Technology at North Carolina State University.

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Date Created: 10/15/15
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