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2019 V1 April - No issue

2019 V1 January - No issue

2018 V4 October

IPCC special report on impacts of global warming of 1.5°C

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The FFC on Rural Delivery

2018 V1 January

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2017 V4 October - No issue

2017 V3 July

Mesh crop covers for non-chemical potato pest & disease control: Final results from the 2016-17 Field trial of mesh vs. agrichemicals

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2017 V2 April - no issue

2017 V1 January

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2016 V4 October - no issue

2016 V3 July

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2016 v2 April

New pollination opportunities using lucerne leafcutting bees

2016 V1 January

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2015 V4 October

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2015 V3 July - No issue

2015 V2 April - no issue

2015 V1 January

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2014 V4 October

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2014 V3 July - no issue

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