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~causes of therapy failure 16:700e irrigation and drainage 9:899, (agriculture)
the artificial application of water to land and the removal of excess water, the
principal function of both being agricultural. The text article covers history from
Agriculture, greatly extended in a socalled Virgin and Idle Lands ploughing-up
campaign of the 19505, dominates the economy. Spring wheat is the main crop,
with rye, oats, and corn (maize), as well as vegetables of some significance.
In 1970 some 67 percent of the population was rural, a reflection of the
agricultural richness of the area. More than 70 percent of the surface is arable,
under grains, sugar beets, hemp, potatoes, and other vegetables; pig keeping
also is ...
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