Better seeds: better crops guide to varieties under trial, observation and multiplication. by National Institute of Agricultural Botany, Cambridge, Eng.

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  • National Institute of Agricultural Botany (Great Britain),
  • Field crops -- Varieties.

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LC ClassificationsS217.E6
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Pagination52 p.
Number of Pages52
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Open LibraryOL5385355M
LC Control Number72513330

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