Wt. I d Vol to No if
AgRISTARS improved crop infor-
mation will be used by AID to help
farmers like this one in Senegal.
By Norton D. Strommen
U.S. Department of Agriculture
A4RISTARS the Agricultural Resource
Inventory Through Aprospace Remote
Sensing is a program designed to
improve application techniques for
sa.leJ ite daa..:,:1o best meet the in-
for.tatloRt ..e&ts* of the U.S. Depart-
ment of Air",u:14 ture, the American
farmer, coaWs pir, and businessman.
Sstdis tt *f,:to the National Oceanic
and At# o.phei Atiin i s t rat ion (NOAA),
Naiio frs At.iiftf.atics and Space
Adi listi:tIa.:!n (iSA), and the U.S.
SDpartm eto!i Apricl ture (USDA) will
rpri td with expertise in
tSkriftitfl &t% se:1 uting, and
::,|,. vi,: : Department of
Interior, through its EROS Data Center,
will provide LANDSAT remote-sensed
data. In addition, the Agency for
International Development (AID) will
monitor progress to determine the
usefulness of the research results
for application in developing
GOALS AND OBJECTIVES
The goals of AgRISTARS are to
determine the usefulness and costs
of the application of aerospace
remote-sensing technology to a wide
(AgRISTARS, Continued on page 2)
VOL. 6, NO. 11 NOVEMBER 1980
BELTSVILLE, MARYLAND 20705
PD *:. : 4penc., Fr
(AgRIST4RS, Continued from page 1)
range of potential applications in
agriculture. The program will
emphasize the development of techniques
to improve the objectivity, relia-
bility, and timeliness of information
needed to carry out the respective
agency missions of USDA and AID. This
will require the development of
remote-sensed data interpretation
capabilities to provide early warning
and assessment of changes in crop
conditions, to forecast crop
production, and to assist in the
inventorying of land, water, and other
APPROACH AND MANAGEMENT
The AgRISTARS program is organized into
eight project areas designed to meet
the priority needs for improved agri-
cultural information defined by the
Secretary of Agriculturd. These are:
Early warning of events that may
affect agricultural production
(quality and quantity), and
possibly impact other renewable
Commodity production forecasting.
Land use classification and
Renewable resources inventory and
Land productivity estimates.
Conservation practice assessment.
Pollution detection and impact
The five-agency planning effort for
AgRISTARS, led by USDA, was implemented
on October 1, 1979. The program will
continue through September 1986.
AgRISTARS will use the latest advances
in remote-sensing and data processing
AgRISTARS will address potential
remote-sensing applications for eight
crops in seven countries. The initial
research efforts will be tested and ||
evaluated in the United States, where :
abundant ground truth information needed|
to verify results of new techniques are' J
available. The technology will then b '..
applied to foreign situations, where .
greatest need for improved information'pii
exists. However, the need to improve .
domestic agricultural information is Ki,
also great at the county and other su:b
state levels, without having to ask
farmers to complete more forms.
LANDSAT has demonstrated its ability to
identify changes in forest cover, the ::
condition of range lands, the effective..j
ness of conservation practices, and to :::
measure the conversion of prime agricul -'::
ture lands or citrus orchards to urban
housing developments, as well as to
monitor the impact of agricultural ...:::
practices on water quality. NQAA's
meteorological satellites have a
demonstrated capability to monitor
changing cloud cover (used to estimate
solar radiation totals), identify area. i|
extent of subfreezing temperatures in
the citrus and winter vegetables
regions, monitor changes in areal extenftit
of snow cover, track intense storms,
estimate precipitation amounts, and
monitor areal extent of drought. I
AgRISTARS is designed to determine how
remote sensing capabilities can be
efficiently and effectively integrated
with existing information systems to
meet the growing need for improved
agricultural information. The end uset-:
of AgRISTARS products will include
people in all walks of life. As the
work progresses, Americans will more '
fully benefit from the new technologies
that have been developed during the pa.s
10 to 15 years.L 3
*Excerpted from EDIS: Environmental antb
Data Information Service. 11 (4): 9-11,:'.;.
AGRICULTURAL DEVELOPMENT SYSTEMS (ADS) PROJECT
Frank C. Child, Coordinator
Agricultural Development Systems AID Egypt
University of California, Davis
The ADS/Egypt Project under the
direction of the University of Califor-
nia, Davis, is beginning the third year
of a five-year collaborative assistance
contract with the Ministry of Agricul-
ture, Egypt. The objective is to build
and improve the capability of Egyptian
institutions and personnel to plan and
implement agriculture sector develop-
ment. UCD will collaborate with Egypt
in identifying agricultural problems
and constraints, planning research,
extension and development, and policy
Major efforts have been in
horticulture: introduction of new
varieties of tomatoes and fruit trees,
study of ways to reduce post-harvest
losses, and disease problems. A major
thrust has been made towards intro-
duction of new tomato varieties and
development of additional cultivars,
since tomatoes represent the highest
value vegetable crop in Egypt. A
similar effort is being made to
introduce new varieties of citrus
fruits, improve local varieties, and
select more disease and saline
resistent root stock. Other technology
transfers include deciduous fruit,
studies of mango inflorescence
malformation, post-harvest deteriora-
tion of fruits and vegetables;
introduction of new and more efficient
methods of propagating olive trees, new
methods of cotton seed de-linting, and
a program in bee genetics.
Future programs include date palm
propagation, methods of early detection
of pregnancy in sheep, the feasibility
of producing and marketing cut flowers
in the Middle East and Europe, develop-
ment of appropriate agricultural
implements, establishment in Cairo of a
central research library for agricul-
ture, research studies in nutrition,
and livestock production, and health in
A study on Egyptian agricultural law is
nearing completion. However, fewer
research activities, for which sub-
stantial funds have been allocated are
in progress. Among those being under-
taken or planned are a study of
technological choice in agriculture, a
study of the prospects for "food
security" in a country which relies on
substantial trade in unstable internat-
ional markets, a study of the effect of
alternative price policies on nutrition
in rural areas, and a study of the
introduction of pricing of water--a
revolutionary idea in Egypt.
The total value of the contract is U.S.
$14.6 million and the equivalent of
$3.5 million in Egyptian pounds, the
former from U.S. sources, the latter
from the government of Egypt.
Bibliographic services to the Project
are provided by the Agricultural
History Center, U.C. Davis. It will
tap into computerized records in
AGRICOLA, the Commonwealth Agricultural
Bureaus, and others. An example of
what can be done is the bibliography on
Be-aeem (Egyptian clover) which is
available in the Project Office
Information developed as a result of
this project will be published in a
series of papers: (1) working paper
series which will record the prelimi-
nary results of research, (2) research
series for publication of in-house
papers, (3) reprint series to include
papers published in professional
journals. Publications will be stocked
and distributed from the Project Head
Office in Cairo and from the Coordina-
tor's Office, University of California,
Farmers With "Green Thumb"
Have the Edge'
Quick information day or
night is the attraction of this
Laurence "Buck" Teeter can see both
Kentucky and Tennessee from the windows
of his farm office near Guthrie, Ky.
But by turning on his 'Green Thumb
Box,' an even bigger world of infor-
mation is available.
Teeter's ordinary television set now
gives a bonus of up-to-date grain
markets, extended weather forecasts
localized to his needs, research
findings, insect reports, and much
more from a computer "menu" of up to
999 agricultural subjects. The small
keyboard which gives commands is the
Green Thumb Box.
Teeter is one of 100 participants from
Todd County in a federally funded
home information pilot project.
There are also 100 units in Shelby
The Green Thumb Box is described
officially as a rapid market and
weather delivery system, but Teeter
says it's actually much more than
Example: One day this past spring, he
asked the Green Thumb to give him in-
formation about tobacco diseases. In
a matter of seconds, the screen flashed
this: "Blue mold is continuing to move
northward. There have been new sight-
ings at Tifton, Ga..."
The computer network doesn't stop with
just identifying the problem. It tells
farmers what they should be doing.
By being hooked up directly to the
county agent's office, the Green Thumb
can give local recommendations, but it
also has direct information from the
University of Kentucky at Lexington.
Because of this direct tie, farmers can
work collectively to coordinate their
pest management plans.
While explaining how his Green Thumb
works, Teeter placed another request
just as easily as you could get your
favorite record on a juke box.
"It's now telling me that the
Commodity Credit Corporation is
expected to buy wheat and soybeans,"
Teeter says. "This is valuable infor-
mation to me."
The Green Thumb gives farmers access to
the same news a farm broadcaster might
have at his fingertips on the wire
services. With a touch of the keyboard,
Teeter gets legislative news from Wash-
ington, USDA news, and the latest export
information on the crops he grows.
What Teeter really likes is that he
not only receives prices for corn,
wheat, or soybeans from the major
commodity markets, he can also find out
current prices from elevators within a
After ordering more information, Teeter
reads the screen.
"It's telling me that today in western
Iowa, soybeans are selling at $5.50 per
bushel...but they're bringing $6.25 at
local southern Kentucky elevators." he
(GREEN THUMB, Continued on page 5)
*Copyright by The Progressive Farmer Company, 1980. Reprinted from Progressive
Farmer, August 1980.
(GREEN THUMB, Continued from page 4)
Teeter explains how the Green Thumb
works: (1) the keyboard is plugged
into the back of a television set
on his desk; (2) his telephone is
plugged into a jack which hooks it
up with a computer at the county
Operation is simple: (1) He turns
on television set; (2) enters
personal farmer identification
number; (3) enters the numbers of the
categories he wants to know about.
For example, with one number he
asked for a county weather forecast;
(4) dials computer number using
regular telephone dial; (5) after
first buzz is heard, he pushes the
send' button; (6) after the second
buzz, he hangs up the phone. This
signals that his information is on
As an example, Teeter punches 187,
his personal identification number;
then he orders these numbers off the
menu: 301 for corn, 302 for wheat, 303
for soybeans, and 304 for grain
outlook. Ordering all four takes only
Commodity market and weather reports
are updated every 15 minutes. In
addition to such quick market informa-
tion, Teeter says he can't over-
emphasize the importance of weather
reports in farming.
"It's a much more localized weather
service for my farming than I could
get through normal channels."
An aide in the office of Senator Walter
D. Huddleston (D-Ky.) is credited with
doing the early work with farmers in
Kentucky and Tennessee when Green
Thumb was just an idea in 1977.
The test is scheduled to run until next
February, according to Dr. John
Ragland, associate director of the
Kentucky Cooperative Extension Service.
P :H iii ::. .
He says that most farmers in the pilot
group are just as happy with the Green
Thumb boxes as Teeter is. So many
details had to be worked out that the
original startup date of October 1979,
was postponed until this past March.
There've been few problems now that the
program is under way.
Ragland says that farmers have been
most interested in information on
markets and weather. During a 21-day
period in April, the system handled
11,530 requests for information. Some
42% dealt with markets and another 38%
One farmer used a Green Thumb report to
take advantage of a quick rise of 16
cents per bushel in the price of
contracted soybeans. The market
dropped soon after that and didn't
recover for several weeks.
After the test period, Ragland expects
the project to be continued in Todd and
Shelby counties and expanded to other
counties in Kentucky.
Tandy Corp., makers of the Green Thumb
units, is so impressed with the
Kentucky experience that it plans to
market them nationwide under the name
Outside of the Kentucky Green Thumb
network, farmers, businessmen, and
others will have access to CompuServe
Information Service, a subsidiary of
H&R Block, Inc.
VIDETEX subscribers can call up current
news, weather, a daily newspaper,
educational and financial programs, and
other timely information simply by
dialing their code over regular
telephones. The information will be
displayed on their regular television
Owners of Radio Shack's TRS-80
microcomputer won't need the special
(GREEN THUMB, Continued on page 12)
KELLOGG SOIL SCIENCE LIBRARY COLLECTION
7%;' : ;: :
i;:!i AM.i .i..
An avid book collector, Kellogg's foreign travels
::provided many opportunities for him to acquire
IIaL. important scientific publications in his area of
discipline and research interest. Among the highlights
are rare imprint edition copies of the following works:
Lucius Moderatus Columella, Of Husbandry, 1745; Sir
Humphry Davy, Flements of Agricultural Chemistry, 1813;
Henri Louis Duhamel Du Monceau, A Practical Treatise of
Husban.r1y, 1759; Edmund Ruffin, A Essay on Ialcareous 'anures, 1832, 1853; jethro
Tull, lorse-Hoeing Husbandry, 1829; Thomas Tusser, Five bHundred Points of Good
Husbandry, 1812; Charles Varlo, The
"- Essence of Agriculture, 1786.
L 7',KI'S MODE RATL'S COLL .1ELL.4
H USBAN DRY.
AN D HIS
B O O K
T R E E S.
TraiMlarnd unJ u EL;gfqlf b' (r.'Cnr 11lufaims fIror
PL Ik C ro, I', F L i A DILI, aind ihe
anmtn and modern A L THOR S
EaI... C. I *F rtA A. .
,e-. a i..lt ...,
7,, .L,. I
L. 0 A' D 0 A'
IPnned IaM .1 DI LLiI, opo.ar a Cr.nrni-/rr dler tred
His typed and bound journals illustrated
with the photos made on his trips along
with inserted programs, place cards, and
other ephemera constitute a record of the
assistance he provided in solving soil
problems on his foreign assignments. The
collection also includes the published
writings in many forms of Kellogg,
including the popular text The Soils That
Support Us (1941) and Agricultural
Development: Soils, Food, People, Work
During his USDA career, Kellogg served as
head of the National Cooperative Soil
Survey from 1934 to 1971. He was the
recipient of many awards including the
Distinguished Service Citation and Gold
Medal, U.S. Department of Agriculture
(1950), the Distinguished Service
Citations, Michigan State University
(1955), and Honorary Doctor of Science
degrees from the University of Gembloux,
Belgium (1960), from North Dakota State
University (1962), and from the Uni-
versity of Ghent, Belgium (1963). Q&
A special collection of soil science publications,
manuscripts, maps, slides, and unpublished journals
from the personal library of the late Charles E.
Kellogg, was recently donated to the National
Agricultural Library (NAL) by his wife, Lucile
Kellogg. Over the years, Kellogg, an internationally
renewed soil scientist, adviser in soil science,
speaker, and author of more than 170 articles and
seven books, has been a strong supporter of NAL and
was an active member and President of the Associates
of NAL, Inc.
Title-page of a rare book from
the Kellogg collection
FUEL ALCOHOL ON THE FARM, A PRIMER ON
PRODUCTION AND USE. Washington, D.C.,
U.S. National Alcohol Fuels Commission,
1980. 37 p. Free. Request from
Commission 412 First St., S.E., Wash-
ington, D.C. 20003.
FOOD, AGRICULTURE, AND NUTRITION:
ISSUES FOR PLANNING. Study by the
Staff of the U.S. General Accounting
Office. (Washington, D.C.) 1980.
69 p. (CED; 80-94). Single copies
free from U.S. General Accounting
Office, Distribution Section Room 1518,
441 G St., N.W., Washington, D.C.,
20548. Mutiple copies @ $1.00 per copy
available from U.S. General Accounting
Office, Distribution Section, P.O. Box
1020, Washington, D.C. 20013.
Telephone orders accepted (202)
275-6241. Checks or money orders
payable to U.S. General Accounting
GROWTH IN ANIMALS. T.L.J. Lawrence.
London, Butterworths (1980). 308 p.
(Studies in the Agricultural and Food
Sciences). $52.95. ISBN 0-408-10638-7.
^* ^?t3a r
SEED PRODUCTION. P. D. Hebblethwaite.
Proceedings of the Easter School in
Agricultural Science, 28th, University
of Nottingham, 1978. London, Butter-
worths, (1980). 694 p. $99.95.
STATE INITIATIVES ON ALCOHOL FUELS.
A STATE-BY-STATE COMPENDIUM OF LAWS,
REGULATIONS, AND OTHER ACTIVITIES
INVOLVING ALCOHOL FUELS. Washington,
D.C., United States National Alcohol
Fuels Commission, August 1980. 99 p.
Request from the Commission, 412 First
St., S.E., Washington, D.C. 20003.
Proceedings $5.00 + .50f handling fee;
Suppl. $3.00. Order from Publisher,
Attn: A. D. Worsham, Dept. of Crop
Science, Raleigh, NC 27650.
MINERAL NUTRITION OF FRUIT TREES. D.
Atkinson, J. E. Jackson, R. 0. Sharpies,
W. M. Waller. London, Butterworth
(1980). 435 p. $79.50. ISBN 0-408-10662-X.
PLANT TISSUE CULTURE. PROCEEDINGS OF
A SYMPOSIUM SPONSORED BY THE SOUTHERN
SECTION OF THE AMERICAN SOCIETY OF
PLANT PHYSIOLOGISTS. New Orleans,
1979. 78 p. $2.50. Order from John
T. Barber, Biology Dept. Tulane
University, New Orleans, LA 70118.
ENERGY USE MANAGEMENT
October 26-30, 1981: Third International Conference on Energy Use Management (ICEUM-IIr)
BerLin. Cosponsored by Commission of European Communities, OECD, U.S. Department of
Energy and others. A call for papers has been issued. Send 250 word abstracts to:
B. A. Stout
Agricultural Engineering Department
Michigan State University
East Lansing, Michigan 48824
or Horst Gohlich
Technische Universitat Berlin
Institute fur Maschinenkonstruction
Zoppoter Street 35
1000 Berlin 33
Abstracts Due: December 15, 1980; Papers Due: May 15, 1981
QUICK BIBLIOGRAPHY SERIES
The bibliographies in this series are
primarily computerized online or batch
ibliographies emanating from searches
performed by the IIS Reference Staff
in response Lo customer requests.
Searches are selected for inclusion
based on the currency of the topic,
interest among clientele relative
length (approximately 150 citations or
more) arid probable value to a larger
audience. All titles in this series
will be listed for six months.
Revisions ur updates will be re-
numbered and reannounced. Only one
copy of a title will be sent; however,
requestors may make copies. To
request a copy of a Quick Bibliography
send the title, series number, and a
return addressed label to:
Technical Information Systems, SEA,
NAL Bldg., Room 302
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Raising, Uses, Beneficial Aspects,
1969-1980. 212 citations from
AGRICOLA. Search by Jerry Rafats.
NAL--BIBL. 80-15. Salt Tolerance in
Plants, 1974-1979. 275 citations
from AGRICOLA. Search by Jayne T.
MacLean. July 1980.
NAL--BIBL. 80-16. Windbreaks and
SheZterbreake, 1968-1979. 332
citations from AGRICOLA. Search by
Charles N. Rebee. July 1980.
NAL--BIBL.--80-17. Nutrition and Aging,
1974-1979. 258 citations from
AGRICOLA. Search by Jayne T. MacLean.
NAL--BIBL.--80-18. Plant Senescence,
1976-1980. 289 citations from
AGRICOLA. Search by Henry Gilbert.
NAL--BIBL.--80-19. Gasohol, 1979-1980.
78 citations from AGRIODLA. Search by
Sheldon Cheney. August 1980.
NAL--BIBL.--80-20. Integrated Pest
Management, 1969-1980. 188 citations
from AGRICOLA. Search by Charles N.
Bebee. August 1980.
NAL--BIBL.--80-21. Frost and Freeze
Protection for Sub-Tropical Fruits,
1970-1980. 132 citations from
AGRICOLA. Search by Henry Gilbert.
NAL--BIBL.--80-22. Acid Rain: Impact on
Agriculture, 1969-1980. 108 citations
from AGRICOLA. Search by Sheldon
Cheney and William Longenecker.
NAL--BIBL.--80-23. The Spiderwort
(Tradescantia), A Radiation Monitor-
ing Plant, 1970-1980. 22 citations
from AGRICOLA. Search by Henry
Gilbert. August 1980.
Resistance, Stress, or Effect,
1978-1980. 104 citations from
AGRICOLA. Search by Phyllis L.
Cleveland. September 1980.
NAL--BIBL.--80-25. Farm Ponds,
1969-1980. 70 citations from
AGRICOLA. Search by Jayne T. MacLean.
NAL--BIBL.--80-26. Wild Birds and
Agriculture, 1969-1980. 155 citations
from AGRICOLA. Search by Ann Juneau.
NAL--BIBL.--80-27. Organic Farming and
Gardening, 7970-1980. 248 citations
from AGRICOLA. Search by Jayne T.
MacLean. September 1980.
NAL--BIBL.--80-28. Byssinosis: Cotton
Dust Lung Disease, 1970-1979. 75
citations from AGRICOLA. Search by
Henry Gilbert. September 1980.
NAL--BIBL.--80-29. Roadside Marketing,
1970-1980. 75 citations from AGRICOLA.
Search by Henry Gilbert. September
NAL--BIBL.--80-30. Jojoba, 1971-1980.
116 citations from AGRICOLA. Search by
Henry Gilbert. September 1980. US
Bibliography of Geology and Hydrology,
Southwestern New Mexico. Ann Finley
Wright. (Water Resources Investiga-
tions 80-20). Albuquerque, Water
Resources Division, U.S. Geological
Survey. January 1980. 255 p. Over
2,700 citations. Order from: Pub-
lisher, P.O. Box 26659, Albuquerque,
New Mexico 87125. Free. (NAL call
Bibliography on Socio-Economic Aspects
of Potato Production and Utilization.
Will Mante and Walter Blodig in
cooperation with the International
Potato Center (CIP) Lima, Peru.
(Bibliographische Reihe der Technischen
Universitat Berlin Bd. 13). Berlin,
Universitatsbibliothek der Technischen
Universitat Berlin. 1979. 230 p.
1,828 citations. Order from: Pub-
lisher, Abt. Publikationen, Strasse des
17, Juni 135, D 1000 Berlin 12
(Charlottenburg), West Germany. Price
unavailable. (NAL call no.:
A List of References: Maize Virus
Diseases and Corn Stunt. R. M. Ritter.
Wooster, Maize Virus Information
Service, Ohio Agricultural Research and
Development Center. August 1980
(Addendum to May 1979 List). 37 p.
123 citations. Order from: Compiler,
Dept. of Plant Pathology, Ohio
Agricultural Research and Development
Center. Wooster, OH 44691. Free.
(NAL call no.: Z5354.P3C58).
Selected Bibliography on Climate
Design: Utilizing Natural Energy Flows
for Passive Heating and Cooling of
Buildings. Donald Watson and Kenneth
Labs. (Vance Bibliographies.
Architecture Series: Bibliography no.
A-87). Monticello, Illinois, Vance
Bibliographies. September 1979. 6 p.
50 citations. Order from: Publisher,
P.O. Box 229, Monticello, IL 61856.
Cost: $1.50. (NAL call no.:
Soil Mechanics: An Introductory
Bibliography. Compiled by Mary Vance.
(Vance Bibliographies. Architecture
Series: Bibliography no. A-113).
Monticello, Illinois, Vance Bibli-
ographies. October 1979. 6 p.
73 citations. Order from: Publisher,
P.O. Box 229, Monticello, IL 61856.
Cost: $1.50. (NAL call no.:
The following titles were published as
a series of bibliographies prepared by
the Technical Library of the Tennessee
Valley Authority. Order from: Techni-
cal Library, Tennessee Valley Authority,
Muscle Shoals, AL 35660. Free. (NAL
call no. for series: Z5074.F4N3).
Acid Rain: Effects, Measurement &
Monitoring. (Supplement to TVA
Bibliography No. 1535). May 1980.
Agricultural Applications of Infrared
Photography, 1970-1979. February 1980.
4 p. 46 citations.
Drip Irrigation, 1970-1979. (TVA
Bibliography No. 1645). April 1980.
15 p. 200 citations.
Energy & Agriculture, 1974-1979. (TVA
Bibliography No. 1646). May 1980.
10 p. 106 citations.
Potassium Nitrate Manufacture and Use,
1968-1979. (TVA Bibliography No. 1639).
January 1980. 9 p. 109 citations.
Town Refuse and Sewage Sludge as Soil
Amendment, 1974-1979. (TVA Bibli-
ography No. 1638). January 1980. 27 p.
AMERICAN DEMOGRAPHICS. Ithaca, N.Y.,
American Demographics, Inc. m., (bi-m.
JI/Aug., Nov/Dec.) Vol. 1, 1979-
L'ANIMAL DE COMPAGNIE. Paris,
Conference National des Veterinaires
Specialistes de Petits Animaux. a.
New Ser. 15, No. 1, 1980- SF981.A5
FARMLINE. Washington, U.S. Dept. of
Agriculture, Economics, Statistics, and
Cooperatives Service. m. Vol. 1,
FARM INDUSTRY NEWS SOUTH. St. Paul,
Webb Co. m. Vol. 1, 1979- S1.F33
FOCUS ON MONTANA AGRICULTURE. Bozeman,
Cooperative Extension Service, Montana
State University. q. Vol. 1, 1979-
FOREIGN AGRICULTURE CIRCULAR. World
Crop Production. Washington, U.S.
Dept. of Agriculture, Foreign
Agricultural Service. m. 1979-
FID DIRECTORY. The Hague, Inter-
national Federation for Documentation.
s.-m. 1979/1980- Z674.2.162
Supersedes FID Yearbook 1979/1980.
INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF WOOD
PRESERVATION. Lancaster, Eng.,
Construction Press Ltd. q. Vol. 1,
JOURNAL OF COMPUTATIONAL CHEMISTRY.
New York, J. Wiley & Sons. q.
Vol. 1, 1980- QD39.3.M3J6
REACTIVE INTERMEDIATES. New York,
Plenumn Press. irr. Vol. 1, 1980-
SOUTH AFRICAN PLANT VARIETY JOURNAL.
Pretoria, Division of Plant and Seed
Control, Dept. of Agricultural
Technical Services. No. 1, 1979-
THIRD WORLD PLANNING REVIEW.
Liverpool, Liverpool University Press.
s.-a. Vol. 1, 1979- HT390.15
Clearance has been granted to USDA
authors to compile or publish the
Impact of Backcountry Recreation on
Soils and Vegetation and Means of
Rehabilitation: An Annotated
Bibliography. David N. Cole, Compiler.
For information contact: Compiler,
Forestry Sciences Laboratory, Drawer G,
Intermountain Forest and Range
Experiment Station, USDA, Forest
Service, Missoula, MT 59806.
Marketing Concepts Can Contribute to
More Successful Forest 9 Environmental
Interpretation Programs: An Annotated
Bibliography. Muriel E. More,
Compiler. For information contact:
David Linton, Information Office,
Northeastern Forest Experiment Station,
USDA, Forest Service, 370 Reed Rd.,
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AGAFONOV, K. P. Specific Drawbar Pull
of A Tractor From A Consideration of
the Viscous Properties of the Soil.
Translated from Russian: Traktory i
Sel'khoamashiny, No. 9: 2-4, 1979.
TRANS. No. 26390.
GRESSEL, P. Testing and Judging the
Durability of Particleboard Adhesive;
A Proposal for the Establishment of
Generally Valid Testing Guidelines;
Part 2: Discussion of Results.
Translated from German: Hols als
Roh-und Weerktaff, 38: 61-71, 1980.
TRANS. No. 26450.
KANAGAWA, Y., and HATTORI, Y. Progress
Shrinkage in Wood. Translated from
Japanese: Mokusai Cakkaishid, 24,
(7): 441-446. TRANS. No. 26680.
KONEVTSOV, M. D. The Slip of Powered
Wheels of Tractor Powered Units.
Translated from Russian: Sel'skogo
Khozyaistva, 8: 32, 1979. TRANS.
KSENEVICH, 1. P., et al. Realization
of the Drawbar Pull of A 1.4 Ton
Class Tractor With Duals and Wide
Profile Tires. Translated from
Russian: Traktory i Sel'khozmashiny,
4: 5-7, 1979. TRANS. No. 26381.
N. S., et at. The Basis of
Systems for Agricultural
Translated from Russian:
Mekhanizatsiya i Elaktrifikateiya
khozyaistva, 7: 6-8, 1979. TRANS.
LOUANT, B. P. New Prospects For The
Improvement of the Chicory Witloof
(Cichorium Intybus L.). Translated
from French: Revue de Z'AgricuZture,
31: 6-19, 1978. TRANS. No. 26538.
OL'SHANSKII, V. P. The Rolling of an
Unpowered Wheel on an Elastic-
Plastic Soil. Translated from
Russian: Traktory i Set'khoamashiny,
9: 17-19, 1978. TRANS. No. 26371.
SEDNEV, N. A. Kinematics of a Rotary
Hoe Disk During Movement While Braked.
Translated from Russian: Traktory i
SeZ'khozmashiny, 6: 18-19, 1979.
TRANS. No. 26384.
SHADCHNEV, V. A. Strengthening Metal
Articles by Means of Wear Curves and
Loading Diagrams. Translated from
Russian: Traktory i Sel'khonmashiny
3: 40-41, 7978. TRANS. No. 26379.
TENENBAUM, M. M. Laws of the Resistance
of Wear of Working Tools of Soil
Working Machines. Translated from
Russian: Teoriya Treniya Isnosa i
Problem Standartiz., Bryanak,
193-200, 1978. TRANS. No. 26385.M L
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