Some field, laboratory, and office procedures for soil-moisture measurement by Southern Forest Experiment Station (New Orleans, La.)

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SeriesOccasional paper / Southern Forest Experiment Station -- 135, Occasional paper (Southern Forest Experiment Station (New Orleans, La.)) -- 135.
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