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Applied and Environmental Soil Science
Volume 2013 (2013), Article ID 835960, 5 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2013/835960
Research Article

Residual Effects of Biosolids Application on Forage Production of Semiarid Grassland in Jalisco, Mexico

1Sitio Experimental La Campana, CIRNOC, INIFAP, Km 33 Carretera Chihuahua-Ojinaga, 32910 Aldama, CHIH, Mexico
2Sitio Experimental Vaquerias, CIRPAC, INIFAP, Km 8 Carretera Ojuelos-Lagos de Moreno, 47540 Ojuelos, JAL, Mexico
3Departamento de Zootecnia, Centro de Ciencias Agropecuarias, Universidad Autonoma de Aguascalientes, Avenida Universidad No. 940, 20131 Aguascalientes, AGS, Mexico

Received 31 March 2013; Revised 26 May 2013; Accepted 14 June 2013

Academic Editor: Alejandro Valdecantos

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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