Cutworms and their control
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Cutworms and their control by Arthur Gibson

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Published by Published by direction of the Minister of Agriculture in Ottawa .
Written in English

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  • Cutworms -- Control -- Canada.

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Edition Notes

Statementby Arthur Gibson.
SeriesBulletin -- no. 10, Entomological bulletin -- no. 10
ContributionsCanada. Dept. of Agriculture. Entomological Branch.
The Physical Object
Pagination31 p. :
Number of Pages31
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL15449294M

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