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Sustainable Crop Production for Environmental and Human Health – The Future of Agriculture

Published on Nov 15, 2019
· DOI :10.1002/9781119312994.APR0700
Maysoun A. Mustafa , Kumbirai Ivyne Mateva2
Estimated H-index: 2
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Festo Massawe15
Estimated H-index: 15
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