Costs and returns of growing potatoes in Northern Ireland 1984
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Published by Economics & Statistics Division, Dept. of Agriculture in Belfast .
Written in English



  • Northern Ireland.


  • Potato industry -- Northern Ireland.

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Edition Notes

Cover title.

StatementS.A. McBurney.
SeriesStudies in agricultural economics
ContributionsGreat Britain. Dept. of Agriculture for Northern Ireland. Economics and Statistics Division.
LC ClassificationsHD9235.P82 G738 1985
The Physical Object
Pagination28 p. ;
Number of Pages28
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL2294727M
LC Control Number86165152

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