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Volume 2013, Article ID 187490, 16 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2013/187490
Research Article

Short-Term Effects of Land Leveling on Irrigation-Related Some Soil Properties in a Clay Loam Soil

Department of Biosystem Engineering, Agricultural Faculty, Gaziosmanpasa University, Tasliciftlik Campus, 60250 Tokat, Turkey

Received 17 April 2013; Accepted 16 May 2013

Academic Editors: F. Darve, H. Freitas, and A. Moldes

Copyright © 2013 Tekin Öztekin. 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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