Should Soil Testing Services Measure Soil Biological Activity?

@article{Franzluebbers2016ShouldST,
  title={Should Soil Testing Services Measure Soil Biological Activity?},
  author={Alan J. Franzluebbers},
  journal={Agricultural \& Environmental Letters},
  year={2016},
  volume={1}
}
  • A. Franzluebbers
  • Published 2016
  • Environmental Science
  • Agricultural & Environmental Letters
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