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An innovative, inexpensive, and easy
new method for applying powerful
computer capabilities to operational
problems has been developed by the
Technical Information Systems (TIS)
staff, Science and Education Adminis-
tration (SEA), USDA. The TIS system
uses widely available word processing
equipment capable both of accessing and
interacting with larger computers and
other word processors. This approach
allows program personnel and managers
to reduce their excessive dependence on
outmoded batch processing systems
which utilize centralized hardware and
slowly-written arcane software. Access
becomes immediate. All operations
The basic building blocks in this new
approach are widely available and
relatively cheap word processors which
are meant to "stand alone." By linking
word processors to powerful existing
online information retrieval systems,
and/or to mini-computers with greater
storage and more powerful processing
capabilities, operating personnel can
use records and information contained
in other systems to build their own
The TIS project is labeled "Your Own
Hands" because it is meant to place
computer power-directly in the hands
of program staff.
The first demonstration outside TIS,
to several SEA/Joint Program &
Evaluation staff members, accessed
several program data bases using a
Lanier word processor as a remote
"smart terminal" online to a system
that contains a pilot file of "Ex-
tension Narrative Accomplishments", and
then to the CRIS (Current Research In-
formation System) file on a different
system. The operator selected records
from each file, stored them in the word
processor memory, and then merged and
reformatted them using flexible text-
editing capabilities reformattingg,
addition, deletion, sorting, etc.)
Additional connections and capa-
bilities are being developed and
demonstrated every week as technical
problems are being overcome and
software potential defined. Connec-
tions between the word processor and
the TSO system at USDA Washington
Computer Center have just been
demonstrated. Further linkages to
minicomputers and to online computer
data base management systems will be
Meanwhile, existing ability to link
Lanier word processors together over
phone lines will be utilized more
fully in new applications. One of the
most important to TIS is the ability
of individuals and organizations at
remote locations, land grant univer-
sities, for example, to generate
(HANDS, continued on p. 2)
TECHNICAL INFORMATION SYSTEMS
SCIENCE AND EDUCATION ADMINISTRATION
U.L DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE
VOL 6, NO. 5 MAY 1980
BELTSVILLE, MARYLAND 20705
CIC 69 i
(HANDS, Continued from p. 1)
specialized data base which can be
brought together in a central family
of files online, such as AGRICOLA.
The potential for managing and manipu-
lating administrative data is also
great. Information entered by program
staff for local management use, such as
procurement and obligation data, per-
sonnel data, travel, training, etc.,
could be forwarded electronically to
administrative staffs who could
cumulate, reformat, and add to the
data as needed for their purposes.
In the Office of the Administrator
TIS, three word processing projects
have been developed for assisting in
the daily management process. They are
(1) An Organizational Staffing Chart,
(2) An Operating Plan and Status of
Funds, and (3) A Personnel Action
Tracking System. Once a basic format
or plan has been established for
outlining the desired information
needed, records can easily be updated
by either inserting or deleting
characters or items.
The Operating Plan and Status of
Funds report is updated monthly, with
the aid of the Lanier Financial Pro-
gram. This program is designed to
provide certain arithmetic capabilities,
which can be performed on the typing
system and still allow general word
processing capabilities needed to do
At the present time the Organizational
Staff Chart and the Personnel Action
Tracking System are updated on a
monthly basis with the Word Processing
"Smart Disc" Program.
This program contains four basic
functions; SORT information in
alphabetical order, EXTRACT certain
categories or titles, REPORT infor-
mation in new form, and PERFORM two or
more operations at one time. A plan
page is set up and memorized on a
diskette in order to program the
Lanier for performing all of the above
functions. This page has been
established for the Status of Funds
Report in order to alphabetize
obligations by each organizational unit,
to extract data about individual units,
and to extract all obligations per-
taining to training, online access,
One of the most interesting possi-
bilities is the ability to cross data
from one application to another. For
instance, TIS is considering building an
online file of forthcoming agricultural
meetings. SEA units could use this file
in generating detailed operating plans
for travel. As travel forms and
vouchers are submitted, the plans could
be updated to show the status of funds.
Meanwhile, SEA administrators could
access this file to build their own
travel calendars, such as the one now
issued by the Secretary of Agriculture
and his high-level staff.
If the administrators planned travel to
meetings not already listed in the main
file, their secretaries could transmit
basic data on those meetings to the
central file, updating and enlarging
the file. Of course, these travel
calendars could be made available
through electronic mail, rather than
on paper, and could be updated daily
rather than weekly.
The differences between word processing
and computing are now differences of
degree rather than kind. TIS intends
to play a lead role in demonstrating
their proximity and simplicity through
readily available systems. The possi-
bilities are limited only by knowledge.
of what already exists, and by the
imagination of our colleagues at every
level and in every organizational unit.
The information world is now in "Your
Own Hands." (
Material for this article contributed ;
by Sam Waters, Associate Administrator,
David Hoyt, Leader, Training A
Education, and Ruben Aragon, Library
BANGLADESH AGRICULTURAL LIBRARY
John M. Sekerak, Collection Development
librarian and subject specialist in
Agriculture and Biology at the Univer-
sity of California, Davis, served as an
agricultural library consultant in
Bangladesh for the UNDP/FAO. This
mission was designed to prepare the
groundwork for development of a network
of "federated" libraries to coordinate
the collection and dissemination of
agricultural research literature in the
various institutions conducting agri-
cultural research in Bangladesh.
Chart 1 outlines the many agricultural
research units involved in this
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One of the many problems is that these
units are quite autonomous and under a
variety of administrations leaving no
central agency through which the work
would be coordinated. Yet there was a
reasonable understanding on the part of
the many administrations for the need of
cooperation if available funds could be
mustered. This remains the big problem
for such a depressed country as
Bangladesh. This is further compli-
cated by the fact that less than 15%
of the national budget is used in
support of agriculture, and there is
considerable doubt if the political
situation could be altered sufficiently
to funnel more funds away from in-
dustrial improvement to increase that
Another significant problem was the
lack of a literate group of people to
provide such services. The literacy
rate was under 25%, and the very low
status of librarians even in Bangladesh
left very little incentive or motiva-
tion for the literate few to want to
work in these areas. The great mass
of manpower simply could not read.
In line with the terms of reference for
the mission, visits were made to almost
all the units listed in the chart (if
they had any collection at all). Col-
lections that did exist were largely
made up on a catch-as-catch-can basis,
and their capacity for service was most
limited if it existed at all.
Also within the terms of reference an
organizational chart (2) was prepared to
reflect the needs of such a central
servicing unit for a federated network of
libraries. (LIBRARY, Continued on p. 4)
(LIBRARY, Continued from p. 3)
By a Presidential order, the Bangladesh
Agricultural Research Council (BARC)
Library was to serve as this focal
point. The Library has a most meager
collection of only a few hundred
volumes, and very few periodicals which
are received largely through gift sub-
scriptions with little assurance of
continuity. However, new quarters are
being proposed for BARC and the Library
was to receive a portion of this build-
ing for its use. The World Bank is
lending support for this building
project. Bangladesh is a participant in
AGRASIA and CARIS, and the BARC Library
is to provide the input.
The Library Science Department at the
University of Dacca provides a minimal
course in library science and lacks any
course in scientific and technical
reference works. This necessitated a
proposal for overseas training for the
fop positions as designated in the
chart. Later these persons could
advise and work with the University of
Dacca to upgrade their program or
develop their own in-service program for
support staff to meet their needs. L5
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AGRICULTURAL LESSONS VIA PLATO/VIDEO DISC
Continuing education of people engaged The successful completion of the
in agribusiness through interactive project will help establish the
PLATC/Videodisc lessons is being ex- utility and cost effectiveness of
plored by the Center for Instructional PLATO/ Videodisc courseware in the
Product Development, Utah State Univer- field testing environment. Documenta-
sity and Control Data Corporation. tion will be provided on the total
The project has two main objectives:
1. To develop and produce an integrated The Project is being developed for
videocomputer instructional program private use by CDC and began Janu-
composed of a lesson in at least ary 1, 1980, and ends June 30, 1981.
three of the following agriculture It is being run in Utah and may
specialities: involve some experiment station
(1) Artificial Insemination personnel.
(2) Herbicide and Pesticide Appli-
cation The data collected will demonstrate
(3) Agricultural Maintenance/Repair learner performance on cognitive and
Welding affective levels for each lesson as
(4) Farm Solar Energy Application well as indicating the degree to which
each simulation was effective in
and accurately document the Video- actual hands-on application. The
disc/PLATO instructional product final product including the computer
development process. software and the videodisc will be
available to CDC as an effective
2. To test the hypothesis of optimal demonstration of a PLATO/Videodisc
simulation training via intelligent system.
computer controlled videodisc
system. Project cooperators are Robert D.
Woolley, Education & Curriculum
The project will produce interactive Librarian and Asst. Professor,
courseware in the agribusiness Instructional Media, R. Kent Wood and
curriculum area with PLATO/Videodisc Michael L. DeBlois, Instructional
lessons. Media Department, Utah State Univer-
sity. These Technical Reports on
Evaluation data will be gathered to see aspects of the project are available:
if learners in the target audience can
actually demonstrate the competency Rept. Title and Author(s)
described in the lessons after using 1 Preliminary Benchmark Data
the PLATO/Videodisc simulation lessons. for the PR #7820 Discovision
The entire instructional development Associates Videodisc Player,
process, including design, development, by Robert D. Woolley and
production, and evaluation, will be Michael L. DeBlois.
documented for possible future appli-
cations. 2 Pilot Language Documentation
for the ECC/USAREUR Video-
disc Projects, by Robert D.
Woolley and Joe Williams.
*Programed Logic for Automatic Teaching Operations (PLATO, Continued on p. 6)
AGRIWOLA USER'S GUIDE
3 A Model for Developing Inter- Four new supplemental inserts have been
active Microcomputer/Video- issued to the AGRICOLA USER'S GUIDE
disc Instruction, by Michael making a total of 5 inserts issued to
L. DeBlois and Robert D. date.
No. 1. FNIC Category Codes, 1979-
4 Videodisc Premastering and No. 2. Agricultural Saved Searches on
Scripting Procedures, by Lorna DIALOG
Hardin and Barry Willis. No. 3, Appendix D: AGRICOLA subject
5 Computer Interface Documenta- No, 3, Appendix E: Great Britain.
tion for the PR #7820 Disco- Ministry of Agriculture,
vision Associates Videodisc Fisheries and Food, MAFF Stored
Player, by Robert D. Woolley Searches
and Joe Williams. 4. Document Source Codes
6 Microcomputer Evaluations and Charles Gilreath and Nathan Baum, Texas
Technical Specifications: A A&M University Library, have prepared a
Consumers Guide, by Robert D. nine page Index to the Guide. Inserts
Woolley, R. Kent Wood and J. and Index will be distributed automati-
Steven Soulier. cally to all recipients of the Guide by
the end of May. Sets may be requested
7 State of the Art of Optical from:
Disc Technology for Consumer Reference Branch
and Educational Use, by R. Library Services Division
Kent Wood and Robert D. TIS/SEA/USDA
Woolley. Room 302, NAL Building
Beltsville, Md. 20760
8 Criteria for the Development
of an Educational/Industrial Please send a self-addressed return
Videodisc Player, By Robert label.
D. Woolley and Rod Daynes.
The cost is $10.00 per report or they
are available on an exchange basis with
qualified research projects. For
further details contact:
Center for Instructional Product
Department of Instructional Media
Utah State University
Logan, Utah 84322
Tel: (801) 750-2686
(PLATO, Continued on p. 5)
Te al Information System review titles before translation are made in order to avoid duplication within USDA. We
also recie copies on deposit often far in advce of their listings in the standard bibliographic tools. This column is an
akrt to selected new receipts at TIS. These items a available to USDA personnel uprn presentation of a loan request
(AD-245) with the identfication: TRANS. No. along with the citation. Non-USDA persons my request
photoduplication at the rate of S2 for each 10 pages or fraction thereof per citation. TRANS. No. MUST be
me the request. Both types of requests should be seat to:
Landia Division, Technical Information Systems
latioml Agricultural Library Building
US. Department of Agriculture
Baltedle, Maryland 20705
The Telucal Tranltion Numbr.wIl also be cited for those tamslatiom prepared for the U.S. Department of Agriculture
mnd the Natcmil Scati Foundtion under the P.L 480 program. Copies of these translations my also be ordered from
t Nbtiab Translatio Center, John Crarr Llrary, 35 West 33rd Strew. Odcmg. IL 60616.
BONTE, j., et. al. Contribution to
the Study of the Resistance of
Pelargonium to an Atmospheric
Pollutant, Sulfur Dioxide.
Translated from French: PhysioZ.
Veg., 15: (1): 15-27, 1977. TRANS.
No. 25377 TT 79-58129
BONTE, J., et. al. Inhibition of the
Stomatal Closing Reaction of
Pelargonium During Anaerobicosis in
Presence of Sulfur dioxide.
Translated from French: Environ.
Pollution, 12: (2): 125-133, 1977.
TRANS. No. 25421 TT 79-58130
CHEVALIER, S., et. al. Influence of
Pollution Due to Fluoring on the
Apple Tree Ultrastructural Modifica-
tions of the Leaves. Translated
from French: Ann. Agron., 27, (4):
465-475, 1977. TRANS. No. 25463.
KIND, T. V. The Dynamics of the Brain
Endocrine Activity on the Reactiva-
tion of the Diapausing Pupae of the
Cabbage Moth (Barathra Brassicae)
and Subsequent Imaginal Development.
Translated from Russian: Zoologi-
cheekii ZhurnaZ, 56 (6): 881-893,
1977. TRANS. No. 25414.
KORN, G. Studies on the Kinds of
Antibodies Occurring in the Course
of Swine Fever and Their Relation-
ship to Antigens. Translation from
German: Zbt. Vet. Med., 24:
274-286, 1977. TRANS. No. 25241.
KOHLER, H. Rickets in Broilers by
Food Contamination with Fusarium
Moniliforme Sheldon. Histological
and Mycocoxicological Studies.
Translated from German: ZbZ. Vet.
Med. B. 25: 89-109, 1978. TRANS.
No. 25449 TT 79-53159
NAKAMORI, H., et al. The Effect of
Temperature on Pupal Development of
the Melon Fly, Dacus Cucurbitae Coq.
and a Method of Controlling the
Timing of Adult Emergency. Trans-
lated from Japanese: Nihon Oyo
Dobutsu Konchu Gakkishi, 22 (2):
56-59, 1978. TRANS. No. 25420.
PAVLASEK, I. Occurrence of
Coccidioses in Calves at the Age of
One to Six Months in a Large-
Capacity Calf-House. Translated
from the Czech: Veterina ni Med. 23,
(7): 411-420, 9178. TRANS. No. 25379.
PICKOVA, J. Contribution the Determina-
tion of Riboflavin. Translated from
German: Die Nahrung, 21 (1): 45-51,
1977. TRANS. No. 25378.
PRUD'HOMME, M. Uterine Activity in
Ewe Before, During and After
Spontaneous Parturition or After
Descamethasone Treatment. Trans-
lated from French: Ann. Biol. Anim.
Biooh. Biophy., 17 (1): 9-19, 1977.
TRANS. No. 25397.
The titles listed below are owned by the Library; those lacking call numbers have not yet been cataloged.
The foreign, as well as domestic titles are available from the Library through loan or photocopy.
Aleksandr Ivanovich Selivanov
(1908-1976) [Bibliography of the works
of a Soviet specialist on tractors and
farm machinery]. Compiled by I. A. Gar.
Moskva, TSentral'naia Nauchnaia Sel'
skokhoziaistvennaia Biblioteka. 1979.
35 p. 252 citations. Price
Basic Publications and Educational Aids
for Extension Community and Rural
Development Workers in the 1980's.
Compiled by John S. Bottumn et al. (CRD
Newsletter, CRD-07 (02/80)). Washing-
ton, D.C., U.S. Dept. of Agriculture,
Science and Education Administration/
Extension, Community and Rural Develop-
ment. February 1980. 16 p. Approx.
195 citations. Order from: Publisher,
Attn. Margaret Bell, fn. 5048, South
Bldg., Washington, D.C. 20250. Free.
Fedor Grigor'evich Kirichenkoo
[Bibliography of the works of a Soviet
specialist in the selection and seed-
growing of wheat and sunflowers].
Moskva, TSentral'naia Nauchnaia sel'
skokhoziaistvennaia Biblioteka. 1979.
28 p. 195 citations. Price unavail-
Forests and Forestry in India: An
Introductory Bibliography. Compiled by
George F. Taylor, II. (Public Admin-
istration Series: Bibliography P-338).
Monticello, IL, Vance Bibliographies,
October 1979. 7 p. Approx. 80
citations. Order from: Publisher, P.O.
Box 229, Monticello, IL 61856. Price:
$1.50. (NAL call no.: Z5991.T3).
Review of Literature Related to
Engineering Aspects of Grain Dust
Explosions. Compiled by David F.
Aldis and Fang S. Lai. (U.S. Dept.
of Agriculture. Miscellaneous
Publication, No. 1375). Washington,
D.C., Science and Education Adminis-
tration. August 1979. 42 p.
Approx. 145 annotated citations.
Order from: Publisher, Publications
Request & Distribution, 6022 South
Bldg*,Washington, D.C. 20250. Free.
(NAL call no.: 1 Ag84M).
Tax Exemptions and Payments in Lieu of
Taxes, With an Emphasis on Forestry: A
Selected Bibliography. Compiled by
Anthony G. White. (Public Administration
Series: Bibliography P-342). Monticello,
IL, Vance Bibliographies, October 1979.
12 p. Approx. 114 citations. Order from:
Publisher, P.O. Box 229, Monticello, IL.
61856. Price: $1.50. (NAL call no.:
Wood and Energy in New England: A
Review and Bibliography. Compiled by
Lynn Palmer, Robert McKusick, and
Mark Bailey. (USDA Bibliographies
and Literature of Agriculture, No. 7).
Washington, D.C., U.S. Dept. of Agri-
culture, Economics, Statistics, and
Cooperatives Service, Natural Resource
Economics Division. April 1980. 71 p.
130 partially annotated citations.
Order from: U.S. Dept. of Agriculture,
ESCS Information, An. 0054, South Bldg.,
Washington, D.C. 20250. Free. US
Fmram des HBO
QUICK BIBLIOGRAPHY SERIES
The bibliographies in this series are
primarily computerized online or batch
bibliographies emanating from searches
performed by the TIS Reference Staff
in response to customer requests.
Searches are selected for inclusion
based on the currency of the topic,
interest among clientele relative
length (approximately 150 citations or
more) and probable value to a larger
audience. All titles in this series
will be listed for four months.
Revisions or 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,
National Agricultural Library
Beltsville, MD 20705
NAL--BIBL.--80-01. Direct Market-
ing: Farmer to Consumer,
1968-1979. 185 citations from
AGRICOLA. Search by Sheldon
Cheney. January 1980.
The Harmful Effects of Chemicals
Produced by One Plant Upon
Another, 1970-1978. 176 cita-
tions from AGRICOLA. Search by
Henry Gilbert. November 1979.
Energy Conservation, 1974-1979.
397 citations from AGRICOLA.
Search by Charles N. Bebee.
NAL--BIBL.--80-04. Plant Explora-
tions and Introductions,
1970-1979. 271 citations from
AGRICOLA. Search by Ann Juneau.
Scheduling, 1969-1979. 192
citations from AGRICOLA. Search
by Jayne T. MacLean. April 1980.
NAL--BIBL.--80-06. Urban Forestry,
1974-1979. 402 citations from
AGRICOLA. Search by Jayne T.
MacLean. April 1980.
NAL--BIBL.--80-07. Aquatic Weed
Control, 1969-1979. Search by
Jayne T. MacLean. April 1980.
Manuals, Handbooks, Guides and
Audiovisual Materials on
Pesticides, 1963-1979. 202
citations from AGRICOLA. Search
by Charles N. Bebee. April 1980.
NAL--BIBL.--80-09. Wind Energy in
Agriculture, 1970-1979. Pt. 1: 48
citations; Pt. 2: 122 citations,
from AGRICOLA. Search by Jayne T.
MacLean. April 1980.
Clearance has been granted to USDA
authors to publish the following
A Bibliography of the Effect of Psylla
(Homoptera: Psyllidae) on Pear Trees.
Compiled by G. J. Fields, R. W. Zwick,
and H. R. Moffitt. For information
contact: H. W. Moffitt, Yakima
Agricultural Research Laboratory,
USDA, SEA, AR/WR, 3706 W. Nob Hill
Blvd., Yakima, WA 98902.
Grain Dust Abstracts. Compiled by
Fang S. Lai. For information contact:
Y. Pomeranz, U.S. Grain Marketing
Research Laboratory, USDA, SEA,
AR/NC,1515 College Ave., Manhattan, KS
Relationships of Birds and Spruce
Budworm: A Selected Bibliography.
Compiled by Hewlette S. Crawford and
Daniel T. Jennings. For information
contact: H. S. Crawford, Northeastern
Forest Experiment Station, U.S. Forest
Service, USDA Bldg., University of
Maine, Orono, ME 04469.
Storage of High-Moisture Grain Treated
with Chemicals: An Annotated Bibli-
ography. Compiled by Y. Pomeranz. For
information contact: Compiler, U.S.
Grain Marketing Research Laboratory,
USDA, SEA, AR/NC, 1515 College Ave.,
Manhattan, KS 66502. LD
CAPITOL HILL LEGIS ACTION
Basi Reseaweh-. 3. 2355. Encourages basic research by institutions of higher edu-
cation. Referred to the Senate Finance Commuittee. Pending as of May 5, 1980.
ney :Independence Swin Reseeve Act. S. 2364. Provides a reserve of agricultural
grain for purpose of manufacturing alcohol for use as fuel. Introduced Febru-
ary 27. 1980. Referred to Senate Agriculture, Nltrition, and Forestry Committee,
pending as of May 5, 1980.
_Enepy, ?ri. ity _?reg ?wPceet Act of 1979. S. 130#8 E.P. 498s]. Creates an
Energy Mobilization Board which would designate priority energy projects, cut red
tape, override certain aspects of federal, state, and local laws, and nake
decisions for those agencies that did not act by a specified deadline. In con-
ference as of May 5, 1980.
Farwn-Beel-d Resewle P-?wo0a. 3. 2427. Encourages greater participation in
farmer-held reserve program for corn and wheat, and for other purposes. Approved
April 11, 1980. Public Law 96-234.
Federal ^ovs Ir.w nce.. S. .25L [f.3. 42193. Provides comprehensive all-risk
insurance to every American farmer, provides for a 150% increase on capital stock
of Federal Crop Insurance Corporation, for cooperation with private insurers, and
for a two-year phase out of the disaster payments program. Pending in conference
April 1. 1980.
Land Diverei:'. P w et ? cwa. 242 mends Agricultural Act of
1949 to establish land diversion payment programs applicable with respect to the
1980 feed grains and wheat. Bill referred to House Appropriations Comittee
April 15, 1980.
Soil :c'ea'tic, and Dmw-stic AIc:twent Act Amesdsnet. N.R. 3789. Extend Great
Plains conservation program. Expands the scope of the contracts to include farms,
ranches, and other lands, susceptible to serious water as well as wind erosion.
The provisions of the bill would become effective October 1, 1980. Referred to
Senate Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry, February 26, 1980, reported March 31,
1980, (Rept. 96-.48). 4N further action as of May 5, 1980.
Syphetie Fuels. S. 932 [F.D. 39357. Appropriates $20 billion dollars for
synthetic fuels development to be managed by a synthetic fuels corporation,
includes $14 billion for gasohol, conservation, solar energy and other programs.
Bill still in conference May 5,. 1980.
ADVANCES IN DESERT AND ARID LAND
TECHNOLOGY AND DEVELOPMENT. Chur,
Switzerland, New York, Harwood
Academic Publishers. No. 1, 1979-
AUSTRALIAN CANEGROWER. Queensland,
QCGC Publications. Vol. 1, 1979-
AQUACULTURE. Little Rock, Ark.,
Briggs Associates, Inc. Vol. 5, 1979-
Formerly Commerical Fish Farmer &
CURRENT GENETICS. New York,
Springer-Verlag. Vol. 1, 1979
DESERT PLANTS. Superior, Ariz.,
University of Arizona. Vol. 1, 1979-
FAO AT WORK. Washington, Food and
Agriculture Organization of the
United Nations, Liaison Office for
North America. No. 1, 1979-
HERB WALK. Provo, Utah, Gluten Co.
Vol. 1, 1979- QK98.5U6M68
INDEX TO BOOK REVIEWS IN THE
SCIENCES. Philadelphia, Institute for
Scientific Information. No. 1, 1980-
JOURNAL OF ANALYTICAL AND APPLIED
PYROLYSIS. Amsterdam, Elsevier
Scientific Pub. Co. Vol. 1, 1979-
JOURNAL OF BIOSGIENCES. Bangalore,
Indian Academy of Sciences. Vol. 1,
JOURNAL OF COMPUTATIONAL CHEMISTRY.
New York, J. Wiley. Vol. 1, 1980-
MARINE BIOLOGY LETTERS. Amsterdam,
Press. Vol. 1, 1979- QH91.A1M36
PROGRESS IN BIOMASS CONVERSION. New
York, Academic Press. Vol. 1, 1979-
SEA NEWSMAKERS. Washington, U.S.
Dept. of Agriculture, Science and
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Periodicals. No. 1, 1979-
NEW PUBLICATIONS A N
Bean Production Problems: Disease,
Insect, Soil and Climatic Constraints
of Phaseolus Vulgaris. Howard F.
Schwartz and Guillermo E. Galvez.
Cali, Colombia, S. A., Centro
International de Agricultura Tropical
(CIAT) 1980. 424 p. (Series 09EB-1).
$15.00 (U.S.) and mailing costs (app.
U.S. $4.00 to USA). Order from CIAT
Publication Office, Apartado Aereo
6713, Cali, Colombia, S.A.
Salt Tolerant Plants for Florida
Landscapes. William E. Barrick.
Florida Sea Grant Report No. 28. Free.
Available from Marine Advisory Program,
G022 McCarty Hall, University of
Florida, Gainesville, FL 32611.LC
July 6-11: FOREST PRODUCTS RESEARCH
SOCIETY. Boston, Mass. Contact:
FPRS 2801 Marshall Ct., Madison, WI
July 21-24: AMERICAN VETERINARY
MEDICAL ASSOCIATION. Washington,
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930 N. Meacham Rd., Schaumburg, IL
July 27-30: AMERICAN AGRICULTURAL
ECONOMICS ASSOCIATION. Urbana, IL.
Contact: J. C. Redman, AAEA, c/o
Dept. of Agric. Econ., Univ. of
Kentucky, Lexington, KY 40506.
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ANIMAL SCIENCE. Ithaca, N.Y.
Contact: D. C. England, Dept. of
Animal Science, Oregon State Univ.,
Corvallis, OR 97331.
August 3-6: 35th SOIL CONSERVATION
SOCIETY OF AMERICA INTERNATIONAL CON-
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Ankeny Road, Ankeny, IA 50021.
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NUTRITION CONGRESS VI. Los Angeles,
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Palmer House, Chicago, IL. Contact: John
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