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Applied and Environmental Soil Science
Volume 2013 (2013), Article ID 573808, 7 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2013/573808
Research Article

Establishment of Native Grasses with Biosolids on Abandoned Croplands in Chihuahua, Mexico

1Sitio Experimental La Campana-Madera, CIRNOC, INIFAP, Km 33.3 Carretera Chihuahua-Ojinaga, 32910 Aldama, CHIH, Mexico
2Departamento de Recursos Naturales, Facultad de Zootecnia y Ecologia, Universidad Autonoma de Chihuahua, Km 1 Periferico Francisco Almada, 31415 Chihuahua, CHIH, Mexico

Received 2 July 2013; Revised 26 August 2013; Accepted 4 September 2013

Academic Editor: Giancarlo Renella

Copyright © 2013 Pedro Jurado-Guerra 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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