Wide-row corn as wildlife habitat

by Paul A. Vohs

Publisher: [School of Graduate Studies] Western Michigan University in Kalamazoo

Written in English
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  • Wildlife management.,
  • Corn.

Edition Notes

Bibliography: p. 26-27.

Statementby Paul A. Vohs, Jr.
SeriesOccasional papers of the C.C. Adams Center for Ecological Studies,, no. 12
LC ClassificationsQH541 .M462 no. 12
The Physical Object
Pagination29 p. (incl. cover)
Number of Pages29
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL5933528M
LC Control Number64065192

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