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Plant & Soil Science   Tags: agriculture, biology, environmental science, plant science, soil science  

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"Students gain hands-on experience in areas such as:  plant and seed identification, horticulture, plant breeding and genetics, range management, soil evaluation and classification, soil fertility and management, grain fiber and oil seed production, weed disease and insect management, soil and water conservation and landscape and floral design."

Dean Hawkins, Ph.D.
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    US government agriculture database (NOT LINKED TO WTAMU RESOURCES) providing citations for various topics in journals, books, theses, dissertations, etc. Contains two separate databases, one for the NAL Catalog (books in the National Agricultural Library) and one for article citations.
    Contains the full citation information from the National Agricultural library, with the advantage of full-text linking to other EBSCO databases, and the SFX linking capability to other WTAMU databases.

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