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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.

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AGRICULTURAL

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ENERGY EXTEP

The Energy Extension Service (EES) is a new
Federal program of the U.S. Department of Energy
to implement energy conservation measures and
to encourage the use of renewable energy sources.
The program works through the states, which design
and implement activities for assisting energy consumers
to adopt energy-efficient practices and technologies.
At present, the EES is an 18-month pilot program
involving grants of about $1.1 million each to ten states.
Grants of $30,000 will be made to the remaining states
and territories to observe the progress of the pilot
states and to prepare for participation in a nationwide
program. The evaluation of the start-up of the EES
is being conducted by ICF, Incorporated of
Washington, D.C. with the assistance of WESTAT,
Incorporated of Rockville, Maryland.

OVERALL PROGRAM OBJECTIVES

The program is a cross-cutting effort that touches a
number of "outreach" areas: public education,
consumer affairs, federal-state relations, and community
efforts to conserve energy.

Help Energy users and small establishments to
reduce energy consumption and convert to
renewable energy sources.

Provide feedback to the Department of Energy
(DOE) and other decision makers regarding
institutional and technological barriers to the
adoption of energy-saving measures.

Help reduce the impact of fuel shortages and
price increases on small consumers by developing
a credible assistance and information program
that facilitates the adoption of energy-saving
measures.


NSION SERVICE

Program services are designed and operated by the
states rather than by the federal government.
DOE/EXT provides oversight, guidance, and technical
assistance to the states to aid them in implementing
their programs.

EES focuses on small energy consumers who
collectively use about 40 percent of the energy
consumed annually -in the United States. These include
residential energy consumers, small business and
agricultural operations, schools, hospitals, and state
and local governments. The program also addresses
groups that influences energy use such as architects,
builders, and bankers.

EES aims to provide direct, personalized assistance to
these audiences to help ensure adoption of energy-
saving techniques. Examples of such assistance are
building audits, specialized training, workshops, and
hotline services.

EES is designed to supplement other outreach programs
and thus avoid duplication.

PILOT PROGRAM

The pilot demonstration has been initiated in ten
states: Alabama, Connecticut, Michigan, New Mexico,
Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Texas, Washington.
Wisconsin, and Wyoming. The objectives are:

To test the effectiveness of providing local,
personalized assistance and information to small
energy consumers as a means of encouraging
the adoption of energy conservation measures
and renewable fuel technologies.
(Coitinued on page 2, col. I)


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


VOL. 4, NO. 10, OCTOBER 1978
BELTSVILLE, MARYLAND 20705


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(Continued from page 1)

To determine the most promising methods of
designing and operating state energy extension
services.

To test approaches to collecting and using
information on technical and institutional
barriers to consumers' adoption of energy
measures.

To determine the best ways to provide federal
support to the state energy extension programs.

NEXT STEPS
The EES authorizing legislation calls for issuance of
nationwide program guidelines by October 1, 1978.
Funding of a nationwide program is subject to
congressional appropriations for FY 79. If such funds
are appropriated, nationwide program guidelines will
be drafted and made available in mid-1978 for public
comment.

PROGRAM CONTACT
Judith M. Liersch, Director
Energy Extension Service
Room 5110, Department of Energy
Washington. D.C. 20545
202/376-4146

EVALUATION OF THE NATIONAL ENERGY
EXTENSION SERVICE PILOT DEMONSTRATION

The evaluation will record the experience of the ten
pilot state EES programs to assess their effectiveness
in delivering energy assistance services and to
estimate energy savings and substitutions achieved.
The primary purpose of the evaluation is to
understand which service delivery techniques are
most effective and under what conditions.

The evaluation will seek to understand the
contribution of the pilot program to reducing energy
consumption and encouraging the substitution of
renewable energy resources. In part, the evaluation
will examine the impact of the program on users of
the service. The other achievements of the state
programs, including their innovativeness and quality
and quan ty of service delivery output, will be
examined as well. A unique aspect of this evaluation
is that it is being conducted during the process of
starting up the program and it is seeking to learn
lessons from this dynamic situation. [D


CURRENT AWARENESS
LITERATURE SERVICE

Land-grant and cooperating institution (forestry)
researchers are now able to take advantage of the
Current Awareness Literature Service (CALS) of the
Science and Education Administration,
U.S. Department of Agriculture. This is a computer-
based literature searching system. CALS provides
recurring current awareness service (SDI) as well as
retrospective searches on demand. Data bases
searched in the USDA sponsored program include
Biological Abstracts/Bio Research INdex,
Chemical Abstracts, Engineering INdex, Food Science
and Technology Abstracts, World Textile Abstracts.
the CAIN/AGRICOLA file of the National
Agricultural Library, and the full file of the
Commonwealth Agricultural Bureaux (UK) comprised
of multiple abstract journals such as Review of
Applied Entomology, Horticultural Abstracts, Soils
and Fertilizers, Field Crop Abstracts, and Nutrition
Abstracts.

There is no direct charge for the service. Users build
a profile that describes the topics in which they are
interested. A User's Guide describing how to
establish the profile and the various data bases is
available. Researchers should work with their
agricultural/biological or data base librarians in
completing forms requesting service; contact
Hazel Pollard, Science and Education Administration,
Technical Information Systems, c/o NAL Building,
Beltsville, Maryland 20705 for further information.

Once established with the service, researchers receive
on a regular basis printouts of abstracts on literature
fitting their search profile. This keeps users up on all
new literature that has come into the service since the
last printout. The service search is also available from
1969-70 to the present for several data bases. However,
the main purpose of the service is "current awareness."

CALS is described in a recent article by Hilary Burton:
"Multi Data Base Searching in Agriculture, a
Coomperative, Computerized Service." Special
Libraries, 69 (7) 244-9. July 1978. &L














AGRICOLA

NOVEMBER 6-10, 1978


The Technical Information Systems, Science and Education Administration is
sponsoring a five-day workshop to train librarians and information specialists
in the utilization of its AGRICOLA bibliographic data base in an online mode.
Charles L. Gilreath, who compiled the CAIN ONLINE USERS MANUAL, will teach
the course with the aid of terminal instructors.

The course will be held November 6-10, 1978 at the National Agricultural
Library, Beltsville, Maryland.

Twenty persons will be accepted in the course with preference given to
government, land-grant or agriculturally related organizations in the East.
The course is introductory to the use of AGRICOLA; no prior terminal
experience is required. The course will provide extensive lecture, exercise,
and terminal experience with commercial systems offering AGRICOLA. All
equipment, manuals and instructions will be provided. Persons wishing to
attend the course should submit their names on letterhead stationery by
October 20 to:

Automated Retrieval Services, TIS
National Agricultural Library Building
Beltsville, Maryland 20705

Emergency telephone reservations, or inquiries, may be made by calling
(301) 344-3834.

Registrants will be responsible for their lodging, meals, and transportation.
Lodgings within walking distance of the Library are:

Holiday Inn Capital Beltway Toll Free (800) 238-8000
Colonial Plaza Motel and
Dormitories (301) 474-5678
Del Haven White House Motel (301) 474-6565



HAVE YOU READ?

"AGRICOLA Training Implementation by the National Agricultural Library," in Quarterly Bulletin of the
International Association of Agricultural Librarians and Documentalists (IAALD) 23 (1-2) 1-4. 1978.







CAPITOL HILL LEGISLATION


S. 3408. National Aquaculture Policy Act of 1978 provides for the development of a national policy to
promote aquaculture in the United. States. Senate Comnuttee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry and the
Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation, jointly submitted the committee report
(S. Rept. 95-1168) on August 25.

S. 344Z Agricultural Export Trade Expansion Act of 1978 to strengthen the economy of the U.S. through
increased sales abroad of American agricultural products was reported on August 23 by the Committee on
Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry (S. Rept. 95-1142). Similar bill (H. Rept. 10584), was reported on
July 10 (H. Rept. 95-1338, pt. I) by the House Committee on Agriculture. On August 9, part II was ordered
reported with amendments by the Committee on International Relations.

S. 3384 (H. R. 13356). Agricultural Foreign Investment Information Act of 1978 requires foreign nations
which acquire, transfer, or hold interests in U.S. agriculture (including leasehold interests of five years or more)
to report their transactions or holdings to the Secretary of Agriculture. Reported August 8 by the Senate
Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry (S. Rept. 95-1072); passed the Senate August 11.

H. R. 13356. Agricultural Foreign Investment Disclosure Act of 1978 was ordered reported by the House
Committee on Agriculture, on August 16 but had not been reported as of September.

IL R. 13750. Provides the President with legislative authority to implement the International Sugar Agreement,
including authority to limit entry of sugar from non-member countries or areas, prohibit the entry of sugar
without documentation required by the Agreement and requires the keeping of records and submitting reports.
A price objective of 16 cents per pound, a global sugar quota on a quarterly basis, and increases in the foreign
quota under certain circumstances, an import fee, farm labor wage provisions for workers, and other provisions.
Reported by the Committee on Agriculture (together with dissenting views and supplemental views) on
August 11, 1978 (H. Rept. 95-1484, pt. I). House Ways and Means Committee ordered this bill, as amended,
favorably reported from their committee to the House on September 6.

H.R. 13835 (S. 3460). Authorizes the establishment of an international emergency wheat reserve solely to
provide for emergency food needs in developing countries; reported by both the House Committee on
Agriculture and the House Committee on International Relations August 15.

S. 3460 was reported on August 24 in the Senate (S. Rept. 95-1151). Authorizes the Secretary of Agriculture
to purchase and distribute food as needed to assist other nations to meet urgent humanitarian and other food
needs. Does not include provisions for a wheat reserve as provided in H. R. 13835.

H. R. 13125. The Senate passed on August 10 the Agriculture, Rural Development and Related Agencies
appropriation bill for FY 79. House disagreed on September 8 to the Senate amendments. Conference
committee meetings to resolve the differences between the House-and Senate-passed versions is scheduled for
September 12 and 13. C0





WNEW
BIBLIOGRAPHIES


The titles listed below are owned by the Library; those lacking call numbers have not yet
been cataloged. The foreign titles are available from the Library through loan or photocopy.


bibliography on the Droughts of the 30's and the 50's.
international l Center for Arid and Semi-Arid Land
iBtudies, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, Texas 79409.
Lists over 700 publications dating back to the 1930's on
the social, economic, political, and agricultural impacts
,of the two droughts. Alison Davidor and Frank L. Baird,


Greenhouse Design, Construction, and Operation:
Stations from the Engineering Index Data Base.
Compiled by Audrey S. Hundemann. (NTI Search
NTIS/PS-78/0006). January 1978. 123 p.
123 citations with abstracts. Price: $28.00.
(NAL call no.: Z5996.F55G7). Order from:
National Technical Information Service,
U.S. Department of Commerce, 5285 Port Royal Rd.,
Springfield, Virginia 22161.



Elm-A sh-Cotionwood Forest Type Biblography.
Compiled by Stephen R. Shifley and
Kenneth M. Brown. (U.S. Department of Agriculture,
Forest Service, General Technical Report NC-42).
1978. 56 p. 679 citations. Free. Order from:
North Central Forest Experiment Station,
1992 Folwell Avenue, St. Paul, Minnesota 55108.
(NAL call no.: aSDI I.A352).


Indian Bibliography on Diseases, Pests, Nematodes
and Weeds of Paddy (1908-1976). Compiled by
V. K. Misal. Agrihorticultural Publishing House,
52, Bajaj Nagar, Nagpur-440010, India. 1977.
208 p. 1,804 citLations. Price: Rs. 30-00.
(NAL call no.: Z1074.R5M5)..


Jojoba: An Annotated Bibliographic Update.
Compiled by Wade C. Sherbrooke. (Supplement to
Arid Lands Resource Information Paper No. 5).
1978. 80 p. 215 citations. Price: $5.00.
Order from: Office of Arid Lands Studies,
University of Arizona, 845 North Park Avenue,
Tucson, Arizona 85719.
(NAL call no.: QH541.5.D4A7).


Land Information Systems, an Annotated
Rhliography. D. David Moyer, Madison, Wisconsin.
Natural Resource Economics Division, Economics,
Statistics, and Cooperatives Service, U.S. Department
of Agriculture in cooperation with The North
American Institute for the Modernization of Land
Data Systems (MOLDS) 1978. 195 p. $10.00.
Order from MOLDS c/o ACSM, 210 Little Falls Street,
Falls Church, Virginia 22046.


U.S. Canadian Range Management, 1935-1977:
A Selected Bibliography on Ranges, Pastures,
Wildlife, Livestock, and Ranching. (contains over
20,000 entries). Edited by John F. Vallentine.
Phoenix, Arizona, Oryx Press, 1978?. $67.50.
ISBN 0-912700-11-4. Order from:Oryx Press,
3930 East Camelback Road, Phoenix, Arizona 85018.



AGRI-TOPICS
(C:eese. Prepared by William Longenecker and
Jane Bossart, National Agricultural Library in
cooperation with Office of Laboratory Chief,
USDA, FR-NER, Eastern Regional Research
Center, Philadelphia. 2 p. August 1978.
Request from Reference Division,
NAL/TIS/SEA/USDA, National Agricultural
Library Building, Beltsville, Maryland 20705.
(Continued on page 6, col. 1)




(Continued from page 5)
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 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
Technical Information Systems, SEA, USDA
National Agricultural Library Building
Belfsville, MD 20705

NAL BIBL 78-05. Double Cropping and
Interplanting. 1972-1977. 230 citations from
AGRICOLA. Search by Charles N. Bebee.

NAL BIBL. 78-06. Careers in Agriculture,
1970-1977. 90 citations from CAIN.
Search by David R. Hoyt.

NAL BIBL. 78-07. Conservation in Greenhouses,
1970-1977. 254 citations from AGRICOLA.
English only. Search by Charles N. Bebee.

NAL BIBL. 78-08. Drip Irrigation, 1970-
1977. 265 citations from AGRICOLA. English
only. Search by Charles N. lBebee.

NAL BIBL. 78-09. Selected research on
Farm Animal Reproduction, 1971-1977. 84
citations from CAIN. English only. Search by
David R. Hoyt.
NAL -- BIBL. -- 78.10. Home Canning, Freezing
and Preserving, 1970-1978. 169 citations from
AGRICOLA. English only. Search by Nancy H.
Lewis. April 1978.

NAL -- BIBL. -- 78-11. Training, Management and
Evaluation of Extension Work, 1970-1978. 278
citations from AGRICOLA. English only. Search
by Nancy H. Lewis. April 1978.

NAL -- BIBL. -- 78-12. Parity and Price Supports In
Agriculture, 1970-1977. 236 citations from CAIN.
Search by David R. Hoyt. June 1978.


JOB OPENING ... Pudue University is seeking
applications for a life sciences librarian niih
responsibility for operating a 126,000 volume library.
Requires a MSLS degree; a second master's degree in
agriculture, biological sciences or related areas
desirable. $18,000 or more depending on
qualifications. Faculty5 status. Send resume and a
list of references to Personnel Officer, Libraries and
Audio-Visual Center, Stev ari Center, Purdue
Llniversity, West Lafjyette, Indiana 47907.



NEW PUBLICATIONS
OF NOTE

Agricultural Terms. Ory x Press.
Phoenix. Arizona, 1978. 2nd ed. (Designed as a
special companion volume to the Bibliography of
Agriculture and contains over 37,000 terms).
$13.95. ISBN 0-912700-45-9. Order from:
Oryx Press, 3930 East Cameioack Road,
Phoenix, Arizona 85018.

Agricultural Commodities Index Ready-Reference
Index to USDA Statistical Series. Edited by
Jane Buzby McFall. Phoenix, Arizona, Oryx Press,
1978. $95.00. ISBN 0-912700-09-2.
Order from: Oryx Press, 3930 East Camelback Road,
Phoenix. Arizona 85018.

Directory of United Aations Information Systems
and Services. Inter-Oiganization Board for
Information Systems. Geneva. 1978. 267 p. Free.
Available from the Board, Palais des Nations.
CH-1211, Geneva 10, Switzerland.

Run Wild- I Computer Storage and Retrieval
System ior t'ildlife Habitat Information in Arizona
and New .Jexico. Dr. R. Patton. U.S. Rocky Mountal
Forest and Range Experiment Station. 1978. 8 p.
Available from the Station, Fort Collins, Colorado 80

Spatial Data on Energy. Environmental, and
Socioeconomic Themes at Oak Ridge National
Laboratory: 1977 Inventory. C. R. Shriner, ed.
Oak Ridge. Tennessee 37830. Oak Ridge National
Laboratory operated by Union Carbide Corporation
for the Department of Energy. 69 p.
(ORNL-5395). Printed copy: $6.00: microfiche:$3.00
Available from National Technical Information
Service. U. S. Department of Commerce.
5285 Port Royal Road. Springfield, Virginia 22161.






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 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.

AKYNGAZIEV. I. ZH. et al. Study of the
Effectiveness of Sod Looseners with Wings.
Translated from Russian: Srroitel'nye i
dorozhnye mashinev. 7: 28-30. 1977.
TRANS. No. 22981.

BALOVNEV, V. I. et al. Effectiveness of Using
a Double Slot-Loading Scraper Bowl.
Translated from Russian: Stroitel'nye i
dorozhnye mashiny. 8: 6-8. 1977.
TRANS. No. 2297S.

GADZHIEV, T. NM. Disruption of Soil by a
Bulldozer with a Double Knife. Translated
from Russian: Srroitel'nye i dorozhnye mashiny.
8: 8-9. 1977. TRANS. No. 22975.

GRISHCHENKO. N. V. et al. Planning of
Experiments for Testing Sweeps. Translated
from Russian: Mekhanizatsiya i elektriftkatsiya
sotsialisticheskogo sel'skogo khozyaistva.
2: 49-51. 1976. TRANS. No. 22969.


GRITSYSHIN, M. I. Analysis of the Movement
of Particles of Soil Along a Rotary Working Tool
in the Process of Lifting and Inverting a Slice of
Soil. Translated from Russian: Mekhanizatsiya i
elektrifikatsiya sel'skogo khozyaistva.
31: 14-18. 1975. TRANS.No. 22864.

KULIKOV, V. N. Kinematic Characteristics of
the Circular Turning of a Wheeled Tractor.
Translated from Russian: Mekhanizatsiya i
elektrifikatsiya sotsialisticheskogo sel'skogo
khozyaistva. 8: 46-47. 1977.
TRANS. No. 22976.

MYAN, S. A. The Problem of the Relation of
Soil Breakup by Rotary Tillers. Translated
from Russian: Vestn. s-kh. nauki Kazakhstana.
2: 105-107. 1975. TRANS. No. 22970.

NOSOV, G. R. et al. Automating the Steering of
Beet Harvesting Machines. Translated from
Russian; Mekhanizatsiya i elektrifikatsiya
sotsialisticheskogo sel'skogo khozyaistva.
4: 8-10. 1976. TRANS. No. 22965

POSHARNIKOV, F. V. Determination of Specific
Resistance to Deformation of the Soil.
Translated from Russian: Lesnoi khozyaistvo.
5: 57-59. 1976. TRANS. No. 22973.

RUDNEV, V. K. et al. An Experimental Self-
Propelled Grader with an Air Lubricated
Moldboard. Translated from Russian:
Stroitel'nye i dorozhnye mashiny.
4: 18. 1977. TRANS. No. 22968.'

CORRECTION

In the June issue of Agricultural Libraries
Information Notes, the cover article on
WESTFORNET by Ellen Cook cited three
land-grant university libraries which are
participating in the USDA Regional Document
Delivery System. The last one listed should
have been the Science and Engineering Library
at Washington State University not the
University of Washington. We appreciate this
error being brought to our attention and
apologize for the confusion.

Ellen Newman Cook
Field Liaison




UNVtIhI I T UI I-LUHIUA


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AGRICULTURE DATEBOOK
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November 5-9: 3rd INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE
ON GOAT PRODUCTION AND DISEASE, Tucson, AZ.
Contact: Judith Brown, Div. of Continuing Education,
Babcock Bldg.. Room 1201, University of Arizona,
Tucson, AZ 85719.

November 6-10: 14th AMERICAN WATER
RESOURCES CONFERENCE WA TER AND ENERGY
EN VIRONMENT ECONOMICS, Orlando, FL Contact:
Melvin W. Anderson, Dept. of Structures, Materials and
Fluids, University of South Florida, Tampa, FL 33620.

November 8-10: NATIONAL SYMPOSIUM ON
WETLANDS, Orlando, FL Contact. Phillip E. Greison,
U.S. Geological Survey, WRD, National Center, MS 412,
Reston, VA 22092.

November 12-15: NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF
STATE UNIVERSITIES AND LAND-GRANT
-COLLEGES, St. Louis, MO. Contact: Russell I.
Thackrey, Sec., 1 Dupont Circle, Suite 710, N.W.,
Washington, DC 20036.

November 13-17: AMERICAN SOCIETY FOR
INFORM TION SCIENCE (ASIS), 41st Annual
Conference. New York Hilton Hotel, New York, NY.

November 14-16: 3rd MIDWESTFRN CONFERENCE
ON FOOD AND SOCIAL POLICY, South Sioux City,
NE. Contact: Gary Koerselman, Conference Director,
Box 65, Morningside College, Sioux City, IA 51106
(712-277-5224)

November 15-16. SOLAR ENERGY
APPLICA TIONS, Miami Beach, FL. Sponsor: American
Institute of Chemical Engineers, N.Y. Contact: American
Institute of Chemical Engineers, 345 E. 47th St., New
York, NY 10017 (212-644-7526).

November 26-30: ENTOMOLOGICAL SOCIETY OF
AMERICA, Houston, TX. Contact: Wallace P. Murdock,
Exec Sec., 4603 Calvert Rd.. College Park, MD 20740.


November 27-29: BLACK LAND-GRANTS AND
AGRICULTURAL INFORMATION; two-day meeting
sponsored by the Library Directors of the 1890 land-
Grants and Technical Information Systems, SEA, USDA.
Huntsville, Ala. Contact: Barbara Williams, S.C. State
College, Orangeburg 29115.
December 4- 7: INTERNAL TIONAL SYMPOSIUM ON
'ANIMAL HEAL TH AND DISEASE DA TA BANKS,
Washington, D.C. Contact: Edwin Pilchard, Emergency
Programs Information Center, USDA, Room 757,
Federal Center Building, Hyattsville, MD 20782.

December 1 i-15: INTERNAL TIONAL SYMPOSIUM ON
THE USE OF ISOTOPES AND RADIA TION IN
RESEARCH AND SOIL -PLANT RELA TIONSHIPS,
Colombo, Sri Lanka. Contact: John H. Kane, Special
Assistant for Conferences, Office of Technical Information
MS A -5216, ERDA, Washington, D.C. 20545.

December 18-21: AMERICAN SOCIETY OF
AGRICULTURAL ENGINEERS, Chicago, IL Contact:
Russell H. Hahn, Asst. Sec., Box 410, St. Joseph,
MI 49085.

1979

April 1-6: PACIFIC CHEMICAL CONFERENCE
1979: 38th NATIONAL MEETING OF CHEMICAL
SOCIETY OF JAPAN AND 177th NA TIONAL
MEETING OF AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY.
Honolulu, Hawaii. Contact: A.T. Winstead, American
Chemical Society, 1155 16th St., N.W., Washington,
D.C. 20036. (202-872-4396)

August 5-12- 9th INTERNATIONAL CONGRESS
OF PLANT PROTECTION, Washington, D.C.
Contact: James G. Horsfall, Connecticut Agricultural
Experiment Station, Box 1106, New Haven, CT 06504.



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Technical Informauon Systems, National Agricultural
library Building, Beltsville, MD 20705. Leila Moran,
Editor.