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Applied and Environmental Soil Science
Volume 2009 (2009), Article ID 464767, 8 pages
Research Article

Magnitude of Annual Soil Loss from a Hilly Cultivated Slope in Northern Vietnam and Evaluation of Factors Controlling Water Erosion

1Institute of Tropical Agriculture, Kyushu University, Fukuoka 812-8581, Japan
2Faculty of Natural Resources and Environment, Hanoi University of Agriculture, Hanoi, Vietnam
3Faculty of Agriculture, Kyushu University, Fukuoka 812-8581, Japan

Received 26 December 2008; Revised 24 June 2009; Accepted 9 September 2009

Academic Editor: Yongchao Liang

Copyright © 2009 Kiyoshi Kurosawa 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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