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Applied and Environmental Soil Science
Volume 2012 (2012), Article ID 812561, 13 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2012/812561
Research Article

Modelling Soil Water Retention for Weed Seed Germination Sensitivity to Water Potential

1Department of Plant Agriculture, University of Guelph, Guelph, ON, Canada N1G 2W1
2Department of Soil Science, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, MB, Canada R3T 2N2

Received 14 October 2011; Accepted 31 January 2012

Academic Editor: Keith Smettem

Copyright © 2012 W. John Bullied et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

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