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DR. GEORGE M. DARROW:' ~
AN EMINENT BREEDER OF STRAWBERRIES
A RETROSPECTIVE EXHIBIT OF HIS
LITERATURE, ILLUSTRATIONS, AND
JUNE 1-JULY 31, 1980
NATIONAL AGRICULTURAL LIBRARY
United States Department of
Science and Education
George M. Darrow (center), an
eminent breeder of strawberries
at the U.S. Dept. of Agriculture's
Beltsville, Md. Research Center
USDA photo for 46 years, samples strawberries
from the Center at the ceremony opening an exhibit in his honor. Paul Putnam, Acting
Director of the Beltsville Center (left), and Richard A. Farley, (right), Adminis-
trator for Technical Information Systems, Science and Education Administration, USDA,
assist the 91-year old retired scientist. Members of the Md.-U.S. Cooperating
Strawberry Breeding Nurserymen also attended the ceremony. As principal horti-
culturist with USDA, Darrow made wide-ranging contributions to the improvement of
fruit cultivars in this country. His research included the breeding and improvement
of blackberries and blueberries, and hybridization of flowers. A disease-resistant
strawberry cultivar and a blueberry variety free of ringspot virus were named in his
Darrow retired from USDA in 1957 and became a consultant to the Department. His
prolific writings on fruit cultivars are considered outstanding. C)
TECHNICAL INFORMATION SYSTEMS VOL 6, NO. 6 JUNE 1980
SCIENCE AND EDUCATION ADMINISTRATION BELTSVILLE, MARYLAND 20705
U.S. DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE
INTERNATIONAL FOOD INFORMATION SERVICE
The International Food Information
Service (FSTA) provides a comprehen-
sive abstracting and information
service in food science and technology.
It covers world food journals, patents,
standards, and textbooks. FSTA was
created in 1968 by a consortium
composed of the Institute of Food
Technologists (United States), the
Institute fur Dokumentationwesen
(Germany), the Zentralstelle fur
Machinelle Dokumentation (Germany),
and the Commonwealth Agricultural
Bureau. The Consortium was later
joined by PUDOC, the Dutch Agri-
cultural Documentation Centre.
The main objective of the Consortium
was creation of a comprehensive
abstracting and information service
in food science and technology which
would cover the world literature and
condense it into abstracts. Two basic
formats were selected for distribution
of information: a monthly journal,
Food Science and Technology Abstracts
and a computerized citation and abstract
data base of all material contained in
FSTA is the only bibliographic data
base dedicated solely to the subject
of food science and technology.
Four types of publications are
covered: (1) primary journals, (2)
patents, (3) standards, and (4) text-
books. Over 1,400 journals from more
than 74 countries are scanned and
abstracted regularly and these citations
comprise approximately 84 percent of
the data base.
Four subject areas dominate the total
number of abstracts in the data base:
milk and dairy products (13.11 per-
cent); alcoholic and non-alcoholic
beverages (11.68 percent); fruit,
vegetables, and nuts (10.94 percent);
and meat, poultry, and game (10.31
percent); these four provide over 46
percent of the total. The remainder
is comprised of abstracts in the
broad area of food science and
technology per se and its relation-
ship to other disciplines.
In the area of nutrition, only docu-
ments dealing with the biological
testing of food additives with the
manufacture of foods with a special
dietary significance or with the
general theme of the effect of
processing on nutritive values are
included. Quantity food production
relating to the handling, processing,
and storage of food in bulk and large
scale cooking of prepared foods are
also included in the data base.
Technical or scientific coverage of
the literature is very comprehensive.
The file is not all inclusive of the
trade literature of food technology.
FSTA is now implemented world-wide.
Dr. Uda Schutzsach, Joint-Managing
Director of the Service, reports a
growing interest in developing
countries in an SDI service on a
monthly basis. For example, the data
base was chosen by the South-east
Asian Research Council on Agriculture
to serve as a model SDI service in the
creation of an Agricultural Informa-
tion Bank for Asia (AIBA). A similar
project is underway in Nigeria with
the cooperation of UNESCO. It is the
policy of IFIS not only to sell their
data base, but also to make available
the technical know-how collected
over 10 years.
The data base has been implemented in
a number of information centers for
selective dissemination of informa-
tion. Customers contact an informa-
tion center to obtain literature
citations on a continuous basis in
their field of interest. FSTA tapes
are run against profiles each month.
Online service is offered by Telenet/
Tymnet and in the near future Euronet.
Both the U.K. office and the German
Office of IFIS are able to perform
online searches for customers.
(FSTA, Continued on page 3)
(FSTA, Continued from page 2)
Charges vary according to the number
of items involved and the complexity of
For information on the journal, data
base content, and other editorial
services, please contact:
E. J. Marin, Joint Managing Director
International Food Information Service
Lane End House, Shinfield
Reading RG2 9BB, England
Tel: Reading (0734) 883895
For information on magnetic tape
services, please contact:
U. Schutzsack, Joint Managing Director
Gesellschaft fur Information und
D-6000 Frankfurt (Niederrad) 71
Federal Republic of Germany
Tel: (0611) 66 87
Telex: 4 14 351
Articles on IFIS and its first ten
years have been published in Food
Manufacture 54(5):53-55, May 1979
(Ernest Mann, "IFIS The First Ten
Years") and Food for Thought,
Newsletter of the Food and Nutrition
Division of the Special Libraries
Association, 11(6) May 1980 (William D.
Davidson, "International Food Informa-
tion Service The First 10 Years.")
--Material for this article provided
by Dr. Uda Schutzsach, FSTA, and Robyn
Frank, Food & Nutrition Information
Center, TIS/SEA/USDA. ()
A comparative newcomer to the food
and nutrition field is FOODS
ADLIBRA, a twice-monthly publica-
tion with a corresponding computer
data base that began in 1974.
FOODS ADLIRRA contains abstracts
and information from nearly 300
trade, scientific, business, and
government publications, the U.S.
Patent Office Official Gazette, and
company, university, and associ-
ation news releases.
Emphasis is placed on current
market and food processing
information dealing with all
aspects of the food industry. It
does not include extensive research
literature citations. The majority
of publications issuing in a
particular month are abstracted in
FOODS ADLIURA issues dated in the
FOODS ADLIBRA provides particularly
good coverage of food marketing,
new food products, or news of the
food industry. Other subject areas
include nutrition and toxicology
information; government, company,
and association news; packaging
developments; food commodities;
news; and world food economics.
Through a joint venture of the
publisher, K&M Publications, Inc.,
and General Mills, Inc., the
database is available for online
searching on Lockheed's Dialog
information retrieval service.
Price per connect hour is $55.00
with a charge of 10f per print for
For further information contact:
Joel T. Komp, Editor
K&M Publications, Inc.
2000 Frankfort Ave.
Louisville, KY 40206
William J. Mayer, Manager
Technical Information Services
General Mills, Inc.
James Ford Bell Technical Ctr.
9000 Plymouth Avenue North
Minneapolis, MN 55427
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.
Bibliography of Greenhouse and Plant
Growth Facilities. Compiled by David
S. Ross. (University of Maryland.
Cooperative Extension Service.
Agricultural Engineering FACTS 125).
College Park, Maryland, University of
Maryland, Agricultural Engineering
Dept. March 1980. 16 p. Approx. 190
citations. Prepared for the SE-303,
Environment of Plant Structures
Committee, American Society of
Agricultural Engineers. Order from:
Compiler, Agricultural Engineering
Dept., University of Maryland, College
Park, MD 20742. Free.
The following bibliographies were
published as a series of bibli-
ographies prepared by the Technical
Library of the Tennessee Valley
Authority. (NAL call no. for series:
Z5074.F4N3). Titles are free. Order
from: Technical Library, Tennessee
Valley Authority, Muscle Shoals, AL
35660. (NAL call no. for series:
Suspension Fertilizers, 1977-1979.
(No. 1004 S(1)). January 1980. 4 p.
Storage of Fertilizers, 1973-1979.
(No. 1010 5). December 1979. 4 p.
Foliar Application of Fertilizers,
1974-1979. (No. 1082). November
1979. 12 p. 138 citations.
Pop-up Fertilizers, 1966-1979.
(No. 1110 (Rev.)). November 1979.
3 p. 31 citations.
Urea Phosphate, 1976-1978.
No. 1247S(2)). October 1979. 1 p.
People's Republic of China: Ferti-
1974-1979. (No. 1634). November 1979.
10 p. 137 citations.
Sawdust as a Soil Amendment,
1940-1979. (No. 1635). December 1979.
8 p. 84 citations.
Agriculture in the Sudan: Selected
References. (No. 1637). December 1979.
2 p. 21 citations.
ARBOR-TOP I CS
The librarian of the U.S. National
Arboretum, Ann Juneau, is issuing a
bibliographic information sheet titled
ARBOR-TOPICS similar in appearance to
the AGRI-TOPICS issued by the Reference
Branch of Technical Information
Systems, SEA/USDA. ARBOR-TOPICS will
be issued irregularly; each will cover
a different topic and will list free or
inexpensive bulletins, periodicals, and
monographs, as well as names of
societies and other organizations
pertinent to the topic. If any of you,
our readers, have a subject to suggest
for either an ARBOR-TOPIC or an AGRI-
TOPIC, please forward your ideas to
Chief, Reference Branch, Library
Operations Division, TIS/SEA/USDA, NAL
Bldg., Beltsville, Md. 20705.
To request copies of the ARBOR-TOPICS
listed below, send title, series
number, and a return addressed label to
Reference Branch, TIS/SEA, Rm. 302, NAL
Bldg., Beltsville, Md. 20705.
No. 1. Culinary Herbs. May 1980. 2 p.
No. 2. Fragrance Plants. May 1980. 2 p.
No. 3. Dye Plants. May 1978, i.e. 1980.
QUICK BIBLIOGRAPHY SERIES
The bibliographies in this series are
primarily computerized online or batch
ibliographies emanating from searches
performed by the TlS 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 156 citations or
more) and probable value to a larger
audience. All titles in this series
will be listed for six 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,
Beltsvi le, MD 20705
NAL--BIBL. 80-05. Irrigation
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.
NAL--BIBL.--80-08. Training Manuals,
Handbooks, Guides and Audiovisual
Materials on Pesticides, 1963-1979.
202 citations from AGRICOLA. Search
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.
NAL--BIBL.--80-10. Minimum Tillage,
1974-1979. 357 citations from
AGRICOLA. Search by Jayne T.
MacLean. April 1980.
NAL--BIBL.--80-11. Small Farms, Family
and Part-Time Farming in the United
States, 1967-1979. 334 citations
from AGRICOLA. Search by Charles N.
NAL--BIBL. 80-12. Poisonous and
Hallucinogenic Mushrooms, 1969-1979.
183 citations from AGRICOLA. Search
by Charles N. Bebee and Maydelle
MT. ST. HELENS
NAL--BIBL.--80-13. Volcanic Ash:
Biological Effects, 1968-1979.
38 citations from AGRICOLA.
Search by Charles N. Bebee, Jayne
T. MacLean, and Phyllis L. Cleve-
land. May 1980.
Mt. St. Helens' eruption was felt by
the Reference Branch, SEA/TIS/NAL,
on Monday, May 19, the day following
the first eruption! That day staff
began on-line searches for articles
on volcanic ash and its effect on
vegetation and insects at the
request of Dr. Merrill L. Cleveland,
National Research Program Leader,
SEA/AR. Dr. Cleveland sought infor-
mation for himself and scientists at
the Fruit and Vegetable Laboratory
at Yakima, Washington, which is 85
miles from Mt. St. Helens. The
Yakima Valley, which produces
apples, cherries, and other fruits
as well as several varieties of
vegetables, was covered with several
inches of ash. Scientists sought
information on what to expect as a
result of this accumulation.
Knowing that others in the Northwest
would want this kind of information,
the Reference Branch gave highest
priority to preparing a quick
bibliography. The first copies were
distributed four days later, setting
a record for total elapsed time from
beginning to completion of a quick
Energy for World Agriculture.
B.A. Stout in collaboration with
C. A. Myers, A. Hurand, L. W.
Faidley. Rome, Food and
Agriculture Organization of the
United Nations, 1979. 286 p.
(FAD Agricultural Series No. 7).
$16.25. ISBN 92-5-100465-X.
Available in U.S. from UNIPUB,
P.O. Box 433, Murray Hill
Station, New York, N. Y. 10016.
Agriculture is both a producer
and a consumer of energy, yet it
accounts for only a small share
of overall energy consumption.
This publication attempts to put
into perspective energy in
relation to the food system and
to provide guidance in the
application of energy to
agriculture in order to increase
food supplies--especially in
Weather-Information Systems for On-Farm
Decision Making. Committee on
Weather-Information Systems, Board on
Agriculture and Renewable Resources;
Commission on Natural Resources,
National Research Council (Board on
Agriculture and Renewable Resources),
1980; 95 p.; Free. Available from the
board; supply limited.
The published proceedings listed below
are available through
Harrison, New York 10528
International Congress on Essential
Oils. 7th, Kyoto, Japan,
1977. Maruzen Co., Ltd., 1979.
552 p. $56.00.
International Congress on Protozoology
5th, New York, 1977. $19.00. Society
of Protozoologists, 1979. 221 p. $19.00.
Methodology for the Assessment of Air
Pollution Effects on Vegetation: A
Handbook. The Technical Council of Air
Pollution Control Association. (Pitts-
burg, Pa. 1979). 400 p. $15.00.
The Role of Helicopters in Agricultural
Aviation, and Chemical Safety Aspect;
Sessions at Symposium of Agricultural
Aviation Group. London, Royal Aeronauti-
cal Society, 1979. 150 p. $11.00.
CAPITOL HILL LEGISLATION
Agricultural Subterminal Storage Facilities Act of 1979. H.R. 7141 [S.261].
Amends the Consolidated Farm and Rural Development Act to authorize loans for
the construction and improvement of subterminal storage and transportation
facilities for certain types of agricultural commodities to provide for the
development of State plans to improve such facilities within the States or
within a group of States acting together on a regional basis. Passed Senate
May 23, 1979; referred to House Agriculture May 30, 1979.
Antibiotics Preservation Act. H.R. 7285. Amends the Federal Food, Drug, and
Cosmetic Act to limit the antibiotic drugs which may be used in subtherapeutic
doses in animal feed. Introduced May 7, 1980, referred to the Committee on
Interstate and Foreign Commerce.
Plant Variety Protection. H.R. 999. Amends the Plant Variety Protection Act to
clarify its provisions. January 18, 1979, referred to House Agriculture
Soybean Emergency Act of 1980. H.R. 7121. Amends Agricultural Act of 1949,
that notwithstanding any other provision of law, the price of the 1980 and 1981
crops of soybeans shall be supported through loans and purchases at a level of
not less than $5.02 per bushel. Bill referred to Appropriations May 16, 1980.
August 3-6: 35th SOIL CONSERVATION
SOCIETY OF AMERICA INTERNATIONAL CON-
PERENCE. Dearborn, Mich. Contact:
William Greiner, SCSA, 7515 Northeast
Ankeny Road, Ankeny, IA 50021.
August 10-14: WESTERN HEMISPHERE
NUTRITION CONGRESS VI. Los Angles,
Calif. Contact: Max Milner, Execu-
tive Officer, American Institute of
Nutrition, 9650 Rockville Pike,
Bethesda, MD 20014.
September 15-19: INTERNATIONAL
SEMINAR ON ENERGY CONSERVATION AND
THE USE OF SOLAR AND OTHER RENEW-
ABLE ENERGIES IN AGRICULTURE,
HORTICULTURE AND FISHCULTURE.
London, England. Contact: Frederick
Vogt, Polytechnic of Central London,
35 Marylebone Rd., London NW1 4LS,
England (COMM01-486-5811, ext. 284).
September 21-26: slt LATIN AMERICAN
LIBRARIANSHIP AND DOCUMENTATION
CONGRESS. Salvador-Bahia, Brazil.
Contact: Noreth Calmon de Cerqueira
Ribeiro, Bibliotecaria CRB 5/103,
Secretaria Executiva, Av. Antonio
Carlos Magalhaes, s/n-Pituba,
PETROBRAS/ SEN-BA, Salvador-Bahia-
November 17-21: 9th PAMAMERICAN
SEMINAR ON SEEDS. Buenos Aires,
Argentina. Contact: Secretaria
Administrative, Corrientes 127-5
Pisco-Of. 513 (1043) Buenos Aires -
December 1-2: ASAE CONFERENCE ON
CROP PRODUCTION WITH CONSERVATION
IN THE 80's. Palmer House, Chicago,
IL. Contact: John C. Siemans, Chair-
man, Conference on Crop Production with
Conservation in the 80's, Agricultural
Engineering Department, Univ. of Illi-
nois, Urbana, IL 61801 (telephone:
FORTSCHRITTE DER TIERZHUCHTUNG UND
ZHUCHTUNGSBIOLOGIE (ADVANCES IN
ANIMAL BREEDING AND GENETICS).
Hamburg, Parey. Heft 1, 1979-
HYPERBARIC OXYGEN REVIEW. New York,
Plenum Press. Vol. 1, 1980-
INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF IMMUNOPHARMA-
COLOGY. Oxford, New York, Pergamon.
52 Vol. 1, 1979- OR180.I.
OFFICIAL AMERICAN HORSEMAN. New York,
Stories, Layouts & Press, Inc.
Vol. 1, 1979- SF277.032
OZONE: SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING.
New York, Oxford, Pergamon. Vol. 1,
RURAL LIBRARIES. Clarion, Penn.,
Center for the Study of Rural
Librarianship. Vol. 1, 1980-
TRENDS IN PHARMACOLOGICAL SCIENCES.
Amsterdam, published by Elsevier in
association with The International
Union of Pharmacology. Vol. 1,
TOPICS IN AUTOMATIC CHEMICAL ANALYSIS.
Chester, Eng., E. Horwood, New York,
Halsted Press. Vol. 1, 1979-
VASCULAR FLORA OF THE SOUTHEASTERN
UNITED STATES. Chapel Hill, Univ.
of North Carolina Press. Vol. 1, 1980-
QK125 b .V3
WOOL QUARTERLY. London, Commonwealth
Secretariat. Vol. 1, 1979- HD9890.1.W
ENERGY PROGRAM NOTES. (Washington,
D.C.). Science and Education
Administration-Extension. m. Fre6.
Request from Glenda Pifer, Extenslt. i
Energy Coordinator, 6813 South Alti i;
Bldg., SEA/USDA, Washington, D.C.29
SMALL FARM FAMILY NEWSLETTER. Wati-
ton, D.C., U.S. Dept. of Agricu ltumiJiii
m. Free. Prepared by the USDA Si? ..i.I:.!
Farm Working Group. Request froift".
Bay, Room 6811, South Agri. BldI. "'
SEA/USDA Washington, D.C. 20250.
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