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International Journal of Agronomy
Volume 2011, Article ID 426582, 9 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2011/426582
Research Article

Dynamics of Mean-Variance-Skewness of Cumulative Crop Yield Impact Temporal Yield Variance

United States Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Research Service, 803 Iowa Avenue, Morris, MN 56267, USA

Received 8 March 2011; Revised 18 April 2011; Accepted 24 May 2011

Academic Editor: David Clay

Copyright © 2011 USDA-Agricultural Research Service. 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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