Agricultural libraries information notes

MISSING IMAGE

Material Information

Title:
Agricultural libraries information notes
Physical Description:
v. : ; 28 cm.
Language:
English
Creator:
Technical Information Systems (U.S.)
National Agricultural Library (U.S.)
Publisher:
Technical Information Systems, Science and Education Administration, U.S. Dept. of Agriculture
Place of Publication:
Beltsville, Md
Frequency:
monthly
regular

Subjects

Subjects / Keywords:
Agricultural libraries -- Periodicals -- United States   ( lcsh )
Agriculture -- Information services -- Periodicals -- United States   ( lcsh )
Agriculture -- Bibliography -- Periodicals   ( lcsh )
Genre:
federal government publication   ( marcgt )
bibliography   ( marcgt )
periodical   ( marcgt )
serial   ( sobekcm )

Notes

Citation/Reference:
Libary & information science abstracts
Citation/Reference:
Bibliography of agriculture
Dates or Sequential Designation:
Publication began with Vol. 1, no. 1 (Jan. 1975).
Issuing Body:
Vols. prior to v. 4, no. 1 issued by the National Agricultural Library; v. 4, no. 1-v. 7, no. 7 issued by the Technical Information Systems, Science and Education Administration; v. 7, no. 8/9- issued by the National Agricultural Library.
Issuing Body:
Vol. 1-4, no. 1 were issued by the National Agricultural Library.
General Note:
Title from caption.
General Note:
Vols. for 1978- Aug./Sept. 1981 classed: A 106.109:
General Note:
Description based on: Vol. 5, no. 3 (Mar. 1979).
General Note:
Has occasional supplements.

Record Information

Source Institution:
University of Florida
Rights Management:
All applicable rights reserved by the source institution and holding location.
Resource Identifier:
aleph - 000478681
oclc - 01197824
lccn - 76647080 //r81
issn - 0095-2699
sobekcm - AA00005269_00004
Classification:
lcc - Z675.A8 A29
ddc - 026/.63/0973
System ID:
AA00005269:00027

Full Text
' 10e I615/3


I,


GREEN


Early in the 1976 growing season the National Weather
Service (NWS) and USDA Extension Service jointly ex-
plored the needs for better localized weather information
to farmers for day-to-day decision making. The result
was AGWX or Green Thumb, a system which provides
farmers with the latest localized weather, agricultural,
market, and other information at a low cost to help them
make better day-to-day decisions.
The key is the Green Thumb Box, which will connect
to the antenna terminals of the home television re-
ceiver and the telephone line, turning the television
receiver into a computer terminal. To access the dis-
semination system, the farmer will call his county Ex-
tension agent's office and be connected to a small
computer. He will then choose up to eight screensfull
of information. The information will then be loaded at
highspeed into a memory in his Green Thumb Box,
the telephone connection will be terminated and the
farmer can view the infonpation at his leisure. If he
wants more information, he will call the county computer
again. The county computer, which feeds the user's
Green Thumb Box, can be readily updated by the county
Extension staff according to local needs. It will also be
updated on a dial-up basis by the state computer with
state and national information. The state computer is
loaded by the state Extension staff, the state National
Weather Service Forecast Office, and on a dial-up basis
by a computer at the National Meteorological Center near
Washington, D.C. This national computer provides
current radar and certain weather information.
Changing weather conditions can be relayed to the
country's 3,150 counties and 2.5 million farmers when
they are in the field or on the road. "Everything in agri-
culture is controlled by weather," Howard F. Lehnert, Jr.,
of USDA's Extension Service, points out. Weather drives
biological mechanisms and is one of the most important
variables faced by farmers. Understanding weather and


LJME LIE. ARY

APR 30 1979


THUM OB ,orida



its effect on the biological systems within agriculture
opens up possibilities for greater breakthroughs in
controlling pests and optimizing the current radar
and certain weather information.
Initial experience in problems of information gathering
and development was gained in a pilot project in
Maryland. Working with volunteers, many of whom
were "weather hobbyists," data was collected on amount
and type of precipitation, maximum and minimum
temperatures over the past 24 hours, temperature and
weather conditions at time of observation, estimated
wind direction and velocity, snowfall and snowpack,
and in some cases maximum and minimum soil tempera-
tures. The success of the pilot project brought in
other states and information is now received also from
Connecticut, New York, Virginia, North Carolina,
Florida, Ohio, Michigan, Wisconsin, Illinois, Kansas,
and California.
The AGWX system was developed to disseminate
collected information. Simulation tests have been run
in various parts of the county. The system will be
tested in October 1979 in two counties in Kentucky
as a joint effort of the National Weather Service,
USDA's Science and Education Administration -
Extension, and the Kentucky Extension Service. This
dissemination benefits farmers by providing information
formerly not readily available. In this way, farmers
can constantly adjust their operations according to
changing needs. (Continued on page 2)


TECHNICAL INFORMATION SYSTEMS
SCIENCE AND EDUCATION ADMINISTRATION
U.S. DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE


VOL. 5, NO. 3 MARCH 1979
BELTSVILLE, MARYLAND 20705


a.Jri1 j fv-


AGRICULTURAL

LIBRARIES

INFORMATION

NOTES






(Continued from page )
The AGWX system can be a valuable tool for the
private sector that sells specialized information
tailored to an individual farmer's needs. Information
on the system could be further refined and then put
on a commercial parallel system that could be
accessed by a subscriber using his Green Thumb Box.






AWARDS TO BE PRESENTED
BY ASSOCIATES OF THE
NATIONAL AGRICULTURAL LIBRARY,
INC.

Three special awards will be made to nominated
outstanding recipients in the agricultural library
community by the Associates of the National
Agricultural Library, Inc. at their annual meeting
in the summer of 1979.

The Associates will honor outstanding performance
in three different categories. Those honored must
be nominated for this special attention by their
exceptional contributions to the improvement of
the agricultural library system and its literature.

The three categories are. (I) PROFESSIONAL
ACHIEVEMENT AWARD for any published
contribution to library literature or meritorious
accomplishment in the library science field.
Eligibility. Open to agricultural/biological
librarians and to members of the Associates NAL, Inc.

(2) CITATION OF SPECIAL RECOGNITION
for special achievement and/or service given to the
National Agricultural Library, to other agricultural
libraries, or significant achievements leading to the
advancement of the library science field. Eligibility:
Open to concerned individuals and organizations.
in the agricultural field, NAL staff, and the
Associates NAL, Inc.


POSITION OPEN: Librarian, Life Sciences. Purdue University. Salary $18,000 or more depending on
qualifications. Send resume and list of references to: Thomas L. Haworth, Personnel Officer,
Libraries/Audio-Visual Center, Steuart Center, Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana 47907. Dead-
line May 15, 1979.


USDA's Extension Service believes savings can be.
realized from the AGWX system in dollars and
personnel time currently devoted to farmers through
the telephone. More information on Green Thumb
is available from Howard Lehnert, SEA/USDA, RoontY
5503 South Agriculture Building, 14th & Independenod
Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20250 (202-447-46q
4:


--I














The Award takes the form of a bronze medallion.

(3) DISTINGUISHED SERVICE AWARD
recognizes and encourages meritorious performance
exceeding job requirements at the National
Agricultural Library. Eligibility Open to all
members of the National Agricultural Library Staff.

All nominations should be mailed not later than
May 31, 1979 to Ms. Barbara J. Williams, Box 1565,
South Carolina State College. Orangeburg, South
Carolina 29115. Each nomination should include
the following information: (I) Name of the award
for which the'candidate is proposed, (2) a brief
statement of the basis of the nomination and, where
appropriate, a bibliography which supports the
nomination.
The Associates NAL, Inc. seek your participation an.
interest.


















MAKING ANIMAL HEALTH INFORMATION EASIER
TO GET: Representatives of the world's major re-
positories of information on animal health and disease
met in Washington, D.C., on December 4-6, 1978, to
inform each other exactly what each of them has collected,
how the information that is being kept can be obtained,
and to offer their opinions about improvements in getting
vital data to those who need it. The International
Symposium on Animal Health and Disease Data Banks
was sponsored by USDA' s Animal and Plant Health
Inspection Service (APHIS) and the Science and Educa-
tion Administration (SEA).

Dr. Edwin I. Pilchard, APHIS staff veterinarian and
chair person of the Symposium, points out that in
agriculture many special purpose information centers
have been developed, primarily to meet the needs of
the sponsoring group or agency. The Symposium was
designed to increase communication and cooperation
among information centers so that more knowledge
can be applied to increasing the needed supply of food
and fiber of animal origin.

The Symposium brought together more than 130 specialists
in such areas as: (1) bibliographic information; (2)
epidemiological information; (3) laboratory and clinical
data; (4) information on research in progress; and, (5)
animal production and economic data.

A directory of animal health and disease data banks-to
be completed from mail questionnaires-is a followup
project of the Symposium. Published proceedings will
include papers that were presented at the Symposium
plus selected papers that could not be presented in
person.

Information on the proceedings and directory can be
obtained from the Associates NAL, Inc., Attn. Ms.
Leila Moran, Room M, National Agriculture Library,
TIS-SEAiBeltsville, Md. 20705.


AGRICULTURAL COMMODITIES INDEX: Jane B.
McPall, senior assistant librarian (Life Sciences), The
Pennsylvania State University Libraries, is the editor
of a unique reference work, an index to the United
States Department of Agriculture statistical publications
in series for commodity, input, or product data


appearing in the last decade. Agricultural Commodities
Index, published by Oryx Press, provides ready access
to a substantial portion of historical data and indicates
which series will likely contain supportive current data:
The detailed analysis of the information enables the
user to locate a specific commodity or product, to
identify major inputs and other data elements, and to
determine the broadly statistical and geographic coverage
of the publication. It is intended for any person be-
ginning a data search in the fields of food and agriculture.
Consumers, field workers in agriculture, researchers and
other personnel in the a eas of agri-business, marketing,
food and agricultural economics, will find this index an
invaluable, time-saving reference. The card index which
forms the basis of this work was described in Agricultural
Libraries Information Notes July/Aug., 1977, vol. 3
no. 7/8, page 17. C


U.S.D.A. REGIONAL DOCUMENT DELIVERY
SYSTEM

The 1978 report points up some interesting facts.
Requests received were up 4.5% as contrasted with a 1%
increase the previous year. The completion rate fell 1.6%
below 1977 to 73.4%. Costs per transaction went down
.29e based on items received (or .31 on items completed).
Technical Information Systems (TIS) spent an average
of $700 less a month than in 1977.

These trends seem clear:

Volumes sent (rather than photocopies) as a
percentage of all completions is up slightly, as in
past years.

Photocopied pages per transaction continue to
climb, largely as a result of regionals supplying
extra copies of CALS (Current Awareness
Literature Service) forms when mailed to TIS.

The principle of verification only on items where the
prospect of error or mis-citation is great seems to
be paying off without dramatic effect on fulfill-
ment rates.

Several very active land-grant libraries in the system
show a major reduction in requests received.

The five regional libraries continue to provide a
greater share of all completions.

Extracted from U.S.D.A. Regional Document
Delivery System 1978 Report by
Wallace C. Olsen. Copies are available from
Library Services, Technical Information
Systems, SEA/USDA, Beltsville, Md. 20705.
Please send a self-addressed mailing label
with your request.







NEW
BIBLIOGRAPHIES


C-


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.


A Bibliography of Imported Fire Ants and the Chemicals
and Methods Used for Their Control. W. A. Banks,
C. S. Lofgren, and D. P. Wojcik. New Orleans, U.S.
Dept. of Agriculture, Agricultural Research Service.
July 1978. 35 p. (ARS-S-180.) 746 citations. Order
from: USDA/ARS, Southern Region. P.O. Box 53326,
New Orleans, Louisiana, 70153. Free. (NAL call no.:
aS21.A75U53.)
Bibliography of Taro and Edible Aroids. Peter P. Rotar,
Donald L. Plucknett, and Barbara K. Bird. Honolulu,
Hawaii, University, Cooperative Extension Service.
June 1978. 245 p. (Miscellaneous Publication 158.)
1083 citations. Order from: Dept. of Agronomy and
Soil Science, College of Tropical Agriculture and Human
Resources, University of Hawaii at Manoa, Honolulu,
Hawaii 96822. Free. (NAL call no.: S544.3.H3H3.)
Douglas-Fir Tussock Moth: An Annotated Bibliography.
Robert W. Campbell and Lorna C. Youngs. Portland,
Oregon. U.S. Pacific Northwest Forest and Range Ex-
periment Station. 1978. 168 p. (General Technical
Report PNW-68.) 338 citations. Order from: Pacific
Northwest Forest and Range Experiment Station,
P.O. Box 3141, Portland, Oregon 97208. Free. (NAL
call no.: a SDU.A46.)
Educational Needs Projection and Rural Development:
A Bibliography. Gerald C. Wheelock and Pushpa B.
Sapra et al. Mississippi State, Mississippi, SRDC
Functional Network. August 1978. 161 p. (SRDC
Bibliography Series, nq. 7.) 739 citations. Order
from: Southern Rural Development Center, Box 5406,
Mississippi State, Mississippi 39762. Price: $5.00.
(NAL call no.: Z7164.C842S62.)
Endangered P.anA Species of the World and Their
Endangered Habitats: A Compilation of the
Literature. Meryl A. Miasek and Charles R. Long.
Bronx, New York, The Library of The New York
Botanical Garden. July 1978. 46 p. Approx. 690
citations, some with abstracts. Order from: Library,
The New York Botanical Garden, Bronx, New York
10458. Price: $3.50.

Inmunidad en Fiebre Aftosa: (Bibliografia). [Immunity
in Foot-and-Mouth Disease: Bibliography ]. Leonor
Amaral. Rio de Janeiro, Centro Panamericano de
Fiebre Aftosa. March 1978. 33 p. (Serie de
bibliografias, no. 21.) 271 citations. Order from: Pan
American Health Organization, Attn. Ms. Maria
Teresa Astrosa, 525 23d Street, N.W., Washington,
D.C. 20037. Price unavailable. (NAL call no.:
Z6674.F6P3.)


Plant Juice Protein and Moisture Expression from
Organic Materials: A Bibliography Addenda to
R2386 Published May 1976. H. W. Ream, R. G.
Koegel, H. D. Bruhn, and N. A. Jorgensen. Madison,
College of Agricultural and Life Sciences, University
of Wisconsin. April 1978. 17 p. (Wisconsin, Univer-
sity, Cooperative Extension Programs. [Publication]
R2386-1.) Approx. 270 citations. Order from:
Agricultural Bulletin Building, 1535 Observatory Drive,
Madison, Wisconsin 53706. Free. (NAL call no.:
S544.3.W6W53.)
Postharvest Food Losses in Developing Countries: A
Bibliography. Robert F. Morris. Washington, D.C.,
National Academy of Sciences, 1978. 356 p. app.
2,400 citations. Free. Request from Board on Science
and Technology for International Development,
2101 Constitution AVe., N.W., Washington, D.C. 20418.

Selected Bibliography of the Phenoxy Herbicides.
J. D. Draz Colon and R. W. Bovey. College Station,
Texas, Texas A and M University System.

IV. Ecological Effects. February 1978. 28 p.
196 citations.

V. Interrelations with Microorganisms. June 1978.
87 p. 202 citations.

VI. Methods of Extraction and Analysis. June 1978.
33 p. 242 citations.

VII. Military Uses. July 1978. 25 p. 269 citations.

VIII. Effects on Higher Plants. August 1978. 59 p.
526 citations.

Order from: The Texas Agricultural Experiment Station,
Texas A & M University, College Station, Texas 78840.
Free. (NAL call no.: 100 T31M.)


jt


' V*

*: ."









NEW
BIBLIOGRAPHIES


QUICK BIBLIOGRAPHY SERIES

The bibbographies 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
ator updates will be renumbered 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
Reference Division
TechnicaJ Information Systems, SEA, USDA
National Agricultural Library Buiding
Beltsvdle, MD 20705


NAL -- BIBL. -- 79-02. Hydroponics and Soilless
Cultures. 1969-May 1978. 131 citations from AGRICOLA.
Search by Henry Gilbert. February 1979.

NAL -- BIBL. -- 79-03. U.S. Small Farms and Farmers,
1969-November 1978. 127 citations from AGRICOLA.
Search by David Hoyt. January 1979.

NAL -- BIBL -- 79-04. Irrigation Scheduling, 1969-
November1978. 183 citations from AGRICOLA.
Search by Jayne MacLean. January 1979.

NAL -- BIBL. -- 79-05. Mulches, 1969-November 1978.
303 citations from AGRICOLA. Search by Ruth Pyne.
February 1979.

NAL -- BIBL -- 79-06. Consumer Issues, Problems,
and A nwreness, 1969-November 1978. 217 citations
from AGRICOLA. Search by David Hoyt. March 1979.

NAL -- BIBL. -- 79-07. Water Pollution from
Agricultural Lands. 227 citations from AGRICOLA
Search by David Hoyt. March 1979.


Clearance has been granted to USDA authors to compile
the following bibliographies:

A Bibliography on Clearwing (Sesiidae). J. D. Solomon
and Mary Ellen Dix. For information contact: Mr.
Edward Kerr, Group Leader, Southern Forest Ex-
periment Station, U.S. Postal Service Building, 701
Loyola Avenue, New Orleans, Louisiana 70113.

A Bibliography on Live Oak Decline (Ceratocvstis
Fagacearum). Forrest Oliveria and Robert Lewis: For
information contact: Mr. Edward Kerr, Group Leader,
Southern Forest Experiment Station, U.S. Postal
Service Building, 701 Loyola Avenue, New Orleans,
Louisiana 70113.

Aquaculture and Hydroponics: 1968- 1978. Charles
N. Bebee. For information contact: Compiler, Auto-
mated Retrieval Section, USDA ,SEA, TIS, National
Agricultural Library Building, Beltsville, Maryland 20705.

Bibliography on the Economics of Fruit and Vegetable
Production and Marketing, 1965-76. Joan Pearrow.
For information contact: Ms. Judith Latham, ESCS
Information, USDA. South Building, Washington,
D.C. 20250.

Economies of Size in Local Government: An Annotated
Bibliography. W. F. Fox, J. Stam, W. M. Godsey, and
S. Brown. For information contact: Ms. Debra Ritter,
ESCS Information, USDA, South Building, Washington,
D.C. 20250.







AGRICULTURAL
TRANSLATIONS


Technical Information Systems reviews titles before translations
are made in order to avoid duplication within USDA. We also
receive copies on deposit often far in advance of their listings
in the standard bibliographic tools. This column is an alert to
selected new receipts at TIS.

These items are available to USDA personnel upon presentation
of a loan request (AD-245) with the identification: TRANS.
No. __ along with the citation. Non-USDA persons
may request photo-duplication at the rate of $2 for each
10 pages or fraction thereof per citation. TRANS. No.
MUST be on the request. Both types of requests should be .
sent to

Lending Division, Technical Information Systems
National Agricultural Library Building
U.S. Department of Agriculture
Beltsville. Maryland 20705

The Technical Translation Number will also be cited for those
translations prepared for the U.S. Department of Agriculture and
the National Science I foundation under the P.L. 480 program.
Copies of these translations may also be ordered from the National
Translation Center, John Crerar Library. 35 West 33rd Street,
Chicago, IL 60616.
'I

AMEN]YA, S. and Y. SHOJI. The Stake Test at
Asakawa Experiment Forest (5). Changes of Metal
Residues in the Stakes Treated with Copper
Sulphate, Wolman Salt and Boliden Salt During
Ten Exposure Years. Translated from Japanese:
Ringyo Shikenjo Kenkyu Hokoku. (Bulletin of the
Government Forestry Experiment Station).
284, 81-107, 1976. TRANS. No. 23535.

BARTEMEV, I. M. and V. P. D'YAKOV.
Deformation of Soil on Slopes by Straight and
Slanted Wedges. Translated from Russian:
Mekhanizatsiya i Elektriflkalsiya Sotsialisticheskogo
Sel'skogo Khozyaistva. 3: 8-10, 1978.
TRANS. No. 23507.

IVASHENKO, M. I. Calculation of the Draft
Resistance of Plows While Tilling Soils. Translated
from Russian: Mekhanizatsiya i Elektrifikatsiya
Sotsialisticheskogo Sel'skogo Khozyaistna.
9: 40-41, 1977. TRANS. No. 23491.

KUSSERA, GYORGY. Serotypes of Erysipelothrix
Rhusiopathie Strains Isolated in Ruanda.
Translated from Hungarian: Magyar Allatorvosok
Lapja. 32 (2) 125-6, 1977. TRANS. No. 23427.


NYBERG, K. A Preliminary Report Concerning Intro-
ductory Research on Reproduction and Artificial
Insemination in Mini. Translated from Norwegian:
Nor. Pelsdyrbl. 50 (3)143-144, 1976. TRANS. No.
23620.

OGRYZKOV, E. P. Reasons for the Formation of
Rear Faces on Cutting Edges of Plowshares.
Translated from Russian: Mekhanizatsiya i
Elektrifikatsiyva Sotsialisticheskogo Sel'skogo
Khozvaistva. 9: 41-42, 1977. TRANS. No. 23493.

PERDOK, U. D. and M. G. TELLE. Institute for
Mechanization, Labor and Buildings. First Ex-
periences With Controlled Field Traffic and Cable
Tractor Guidance. Translated from Dutch.
Landbouwmechanisatie. 29: 383-387, 1978. TRANS.
No. 23528.

SHEININ, N. E. and N.G. SHITINA. Graphical
Modeling of High Speed Working Surfaces.
Translated from Russian: Mekhanizarsiya i
Elektrifikatsiya Solsialisticheskogo Sel'skogo
Khozyaistva. 3: I 1-13, 1978. TRANS. No. 23504. .

SIZOV, 0. A. and V. A. MILYUTKIN. Operation of a
Cutting Edge in the Soil. Translated from Russian:
Mekhanizatsiya i Elektriflkatsiya Sotsialisticheskogo
Sel'skogo Khozyaistva. 3: 7-8, 1978.
TRANS. No. 23508.

VINOKUROV, V. N. and A. K. MALOV. Study of the
Resource of Self-Sharpening Plowshares.
Translated from Russian: Mekhanizatsiva i
Elektrifikatsiya Sotsialisticheskogo Sel'skogo
Khozyaistva. 3: 40-42, 1978. TRANS. No. 23505.

ZYBUTSKAIA M. A. and S. G. ARAKCHEEVA.
Development Times and Longevity of
Trichocephalus (Trichuris) muris Schrank, 1788 .
in White Mice. Translated from Russian: Med. :
Parazit. i Parazit. Bol. 67 (3) 74-77, 2978.
TRANS. No. 23510.


ii






I 'i









NEW PUBUCATIONS
QF NOTE


Agricultural and Food Research Issues and Priorities:
A Review and Assessment. E. L. Corley and James
Turnbull. Washington, D.C., Science and Education Ad-
ministration, U.S. Department of Agriculture, 1979.
123 p. Free. Request from Technical Publication Group,
Information Staff, Science and Education Administra-
tion, Room 3152, South Building, U.S. Department of
Agriculture, Washington, D.C. 20250.

Citrus Industry, vol. IV: Crop Protection. Walter
Reuther, E. Clair Calavan, Glenn E. Carman. Rev. ed.
Richmond, CA, Agricultural Sciences Publications,
1978. S20.00. Order directly from the Publisher at
1422 Harbor Way South, Richmond, CA 94804.

Food: Reports, Legislation and Information Sources, A
Guide Issued by the Comptroller General. Washington,
D.C., U.S. General Accounting Office, 1978.
(CED-78-37) $4.25. Order from Superintendent of
Documents, U.S. Government Printing Office,
Washington, D.C. 20402. GPO Stock Number:020-000-
00161-5.

Price-Support and Adjustment Programs From 1933
Through 1978: A Short History. Wayne D. Rasmussen
and Gladys L. Baker. Washington, D.C., Economics,
Statistics, and Cooperatives Service, U.S. Department
of Agriculture (1979). 32 p. (Agricultural Information
Bulletin No. 424). Free. Request from Information
Division, ESCS/USDA, Room 0054, South Bldg., 14th
& Independence Ave., S.W., Washington, D.C. 20250.

Private Funding for Rural Programs. Directory of
Foundations and Other Private Sector Resources.
Barbara Stephens. Washington, D.C., National Rural
Center, 1978. 63 p. Free. Request from Center, 1828
L St., N.W., Washington, D.C. 20008

Resource Guide for Rural Development. Handbook
for Accessing Government and Private Funding Sources.
Larry Newlin and Kathryn Baker. Washington, D.C.,
National Rural Center, 1978. 149 p. Free. Request
from Center, 1828 L St., N.W., Washington, D.C. 20008


The Montana State University College of Agriculture
has joined the ranks of those schools revamping the
format of their publications, coming up with more
attractive designs to appeal to their readers.
Montana State's FOCUS on Montana Agriculture
replaced the school's NOW magazine and reports
the work of the Montana Agricultural Experiment
Station and the Cooperative Extension Service.
Cover story of the premiere issue looks at efforts to
improve soil reclaimed from strip-mined land near
Colstrip. Extension Mail Room, Montana State
University, Bozeman, Mont. 59717.


AGRICULTURAL EXTENSION

The Extension Committee on organization and
policy (ECOP) is sponsoring workshops on
"remote computer processing in Agricultural
Extension Programs." The workshops are
designed for participants to (1) become
enthusiastic about using computers in their Ex-
tension Education Programs; (2) to become
familiar with some of the existing computer
programs in their subject matter speciality; (3)
to learn the options available for accessing
computer programs; (4) to learn how computer
programs have been used as a method in
delivering Extension education and (5) to learn
what is needed in the way of hardware and
software.

The location and dates of the workshops are:
Atlanta April 17-19
Kansas City May 1-3

The agenda will include general sessions on the
first and third day and four concurrent
sessions on the second day in animal science,
plant science, agricultural economics and agri-
cultural engineering. These concurrent sessions
will provide opportunities to gain hands-on
experience with computer programs designed
for educational use in these subject matter
areas.

The workshop is designed for Extension Agricultural
specialists as well as other Extension specialists. For
further information contact: James F. Johnson,
Extension Leader, Cooperative Extension Service,
Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University,
Blacksburg, Virginia 24061.





UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA


AGRICULTURE DATEBOOK 3 1.262 08138 75


May 6-9: BELTSVILLE SYMPOSIA IN AGRICULTURAL
RESEARCH IV: HUMAN NUTRITION RESEARCH.
Beltsville, Md. Contact: Dr. Walter Mertz (program
301-344-2051) Room 223, Building 308, or Dr. John A.
Alford (arrangements 301-344-2157) Beltsville Agri-
cultural Research Center, Beltsvil]e, MD 20705

Mayv 7-11. INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIUM ON
THE USE OF ISOTOPES FOR RESEARCH AND
CONTROL OF VECTORS OF ANIMAL
DISEASES, HOST PATHOGEN RELATIONSHIPS
AND THE ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT OF
CONTROL PROCEDURES. Vienna, Austria.
Contact: John H. Kane, DOE/OTI, MS Al-5216,
Washington, D.C. 20545 (COMM 301--353-3378;
FTS 233-3378)

May 15-18: INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIUM ON THE
AGRICULTURAL INDUSTRY AND ITS EFFECT ON
WATER QUALITY. Hamilton, New Zealand Committee
for Water Pollutiofn. Contact: Dr. C. J. Schouten. Water
and Soil Division, Ministry of Works and Development,
Private Bag, Hamilton, New Zealand.
May 21-22: INSTITUTE ON FEDERAL INFORMA TION.:
POLICIES AND ACCESS. Washington. D.C. Contact-.
Melinda Beard or Lowell H. Hattery, American University,
C.T.A. Hurst Hall, Washington, D.C. 20016 (202-686-
2513)

May 28-June l: 1979 INTERNAL TIONAL CONGRESS
OF THE INTERNATIONAL SOLAR ENERGY
SOCIETY. Atlanta, Georgia. Sponsor:'International
Solar Energy Society, Cape Canaveral, Fla. (USA). Con-
tact: W. Shropshire, Jr., Radiation Biology Laboratory,
12441 Parklawn Drive, Rockville, MD 20852.

June 24-27: AMERICAN SOCIETY OF AGRICULTURAL
ENGINEERS AND CANADIAN SOCIETY OF AGRI-
CULTURAL ENGINEERING SUMMER MEETING.
Winipeg, Canada. Contact: R. R. Castenson, American
Society of Agricultural Engineers, 2950 Niles Road,
St. Joseph, MI 49085

July 23-26: AMERICAN ASSOCIA TION OF
VETERINARY Y PARASITOLOGISTS ANNUAL
MEETING (in conj.) with AMERICAN VETERINARY
MEDICAL ASSOCIA TION ANNUAL MEETING.
Gen. Inf.: R. R. Bell, DVM, AAVP, Texas A & M
University, College Station, TX 77843.


iiiiii!: :il


July 2Y-August 1: AMERICAN AGRICULTUf
ECONOMICS ASSOCIA TION MEETING.
Pullman, Washington. Contact: J. C. Redman,
AAEA, Department of Agricultural Economir.'
I University of Kentucky, Lexington KY 40506.

August 5-12 9th INTERNATIONAL CONGU
OF PLA NT PROTECTION, Washington, D.C.
Contact: James G. Horsfall, Connecticut Agidc
Experiment Station, Box 1106, New Haven, CT.

August 5-10: AMERICANSOCIETYOFAGR
CROP SCIENCE SOCIETY OF AMERICAN, Sf
SCIENCE SOCIETY OF AMERICA. Joint Annimtt
Meeting, Fort Collins, CO Contact: Bob Furbe
Relations Manager, ASA Headquarters, 677 Sout
Road, Madison, WI 53711 (608-274-1212)

August 27-31: 27TH CONGRESS OF TIlHE
INTERNAL TIONAL UNION OF PURE JA ..
APPLIED CHEMISTR Y. Helsinki, Finlad .:: .` -,
Sponsor: International Union of Pure and a- :Id
Chemistry, Oxford (UK). Contact: Dr. J.
Kemian Keskuslitto, P.O. Box 13028, Fab4 iI.i
SF-00131, Helsinki 13, Finland. 44 q

October 2-4: GRAIN DUST-ITS CHR AR
ISTICS. EXPLOSItBILITY, HAZARD
AND UTILIZATION- WHERE WE ARE A.A .
IWE ARE GOING. Kansas State Univers4i Co-0
Byron S. Miller, U.S Grain Marketing Rqm&
Laboratory, 1515 College Ave., Manhattni
66502 (913) 539-9141.




AGRICULTURAL LIBRARIES INFORMAT 77WN)
is published monthly by the U.S. Department of
Agriculture, Science and Education Adminnistration, ,j
Technical InTormation Systems, Nlational Agricultt |
Library Building, Beltsville, MD 20705 Leila MWt
Editor.

... ..........A..;t


*" M ..:......