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Insect and mite pests of african violets by Charles L. Cole

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Published by African Violet Society of America in [Knoxville, Tenn.] .
Written in English


  • African violets -- Diseases and pests -- Control.,
  • Insect pests -- Control.,
  • Plant mites -- Control.

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Edition Notes

Statementby Charles L. Cole.
ContributionsAfrican Violet Society of America.
LC ClassificationsSB608.A37 C64 1994
The Physical Object
Paginationv, 30 p. :
Number of Pages30
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL869406M
LC Control Number95154288

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