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Published by Cornell University Press in Ithaca, N.Y .
Written in English


  • Greenhouse plants -- Diseases and pests.,
  • Insect pests -- Biological control.,
  • Plant mites -- Biological control.

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Edition Notes

Includes bibliographies and index.

Statementedited by N.W. Hussey & N. Scopes.
ContributionsHussey, N. W., Scopes, Nigel E. A.
LC ClassificationsSB936 .B56 1985
The Physical Object
Pagination240 p., [16] leaves of plates :
Number of Pages240
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL3027446M
ISBN 100801418356
LC Control Number85007896

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