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International Journal of Agronomy
Volume 2012, Article ID 980284, 17 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2012/980284
Research Article

Corn and Soybeans in a Strip Intercropping System: Crop Growth Rates, Radiation Interception, and Grain Yield Components

1Departamento de Sistemas de Producción Vegetal, Facultad de Ciencias Agrarias, Universidad Nacional de Rosario, Santa Fe, CC 14, S2125ZAA, Zavalla, Argentina
2Cátedra de Cereales, Facultad de Ciencias Agrarias y Forestales, Universidad Nacional de La Plata, CC 31, B1900, La Plata, Argentina

Received 17 June 2011; Accepted 16 January 2012

Academic Editor: David Clay

Copyright © 2012 Diego Verdelli 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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