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Food security : increasing yield and improving resource use efficiency. / Parry, Martin A J; Hawkesford, Malcolm J.

In: Proceedings of the Nutrition Society, Vol. 69, No. 4, 01.11.2010, p. 592-600.

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Parry, MAJ & Hawkesford, MJ 2010, 'Food security: increasing yield and improving resource use efficiency', Proceedings of the Nutrition Society, vol. 69, no. 4, pp. 592-600. https://doi.org/10.1017/S0029665110003836

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Parry, M. A. J., & Hawkesford, M. J. (2010). Food security: increasing yield and improving resource use efficiency. Proceedings of the Nutrition Society, 69(4), 592-600. https://doi.org/10.1017/S0029665110003836

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Parry MAJ, Hawkesford MJ. Food security: increasing yield and improving resource use efficiency. Proceedings of the Nutrition Society. 2010 Nov 1;69(4):592-600. https://doi.org/10.1017/S0029665110003836

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Parry, Martin A J ; Hawkesford, Malcolm J. / Food security : increasing yield and improving resource use efficiency. In: Proceedings of the Nutrition Society. 2010 ; Vol. 69, No. 4. pp. 592-600.

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