Beware snake oil fertilizers

Smith, Ron
December 2010
Southwest Farm Press;12/16/2010, Vol. 37 Issue 24, p13
Trade Publication
The article reports on the disadvantages of snake oil fertilizers to soil fertility and farmers in the U.S.


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