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Applied and Environmental Soil Science
Volume 2012 (2012), Article ID 826236, 9 pages
Evolution of Soil Biochemical Parameters in Rainfed Crops: Effect of Organic and Mineral Fertilization
1E. Ingenieros Agrónomos, Universidad de Castilla-La Mancha (UCLM), Ronda de Calatrava 7, 13071 Ciudad Real, Spain
2CSIC, Centro de Ciencias Medioambientales, Finca Experimental “La Higueruela”, Santa Olalla, 45530 Toledo, Spain
3Servicio de Investigación Agraria, Consejería de Agricultura y Medio Ambiente de la Junta de Comunidades de Castilla-La Mancha, Pintor Matías Moreno 4, 45071 Toledo, Spain
Received 4 December 2011; Accepted 10 April 2012
Academic Editor: Rosario García Moreno
Copyright © 2012 Marta M. Moreno 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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