Weeds, Parasitic Plants, Etc.

(SB:610-615)
Q--ScienceR-MedicineS-AgricultureT-TechnologyU-MilitaryV-Naval


SB 611 Weeds, Parasitic Pests, Etc. General Works

Cultural and Mechanical Weed Control

Summary:
Cultural and Mechanical Weed Control, a member of the "Quick Bibliography Series of the National Agricultural Library," is intended "for current awareness, and as the title of the series implies..." is "not [an] indepth exhaustive" bibliography system of any subject. Citations are resources for recent research and bring the "literature of agriculture to the interested user...." Bibliographies are "derived from computerized on-line searches of the AGRICOLA data base. Timeliness of topic and evidence of extensive interest are the selection criteria." The site's creator "determines the purpose, length, and search strategy of the Quick Bibliography. Information regarding these is available upon request from the author/searcher."
Entries within the site include journal articles, books, and audiovisual materials. Specifications are given as to information provided within entries, to aid in searching. Instructions are also provided for requesting copies of bibliographies featured in the series.
The site is maintained by Jane Gates with the Alternative Farming Systems Information center; the USDA National Agricultural Library; Beltsville, Maryland.
To Search:
Browse through listings of bibliographies within site.

IPM and Biological Control of Weeds

Summary:
IPM ad Biological Control of Weeds, a member of the "Quick Bibliography Series of the National Agricultural Library," is intended "for current awareness, and as the title of the series implies..." is "not [an] indepth exhaustive" bibliography system of any subject. Citations are resources for recent research and bring the "literature of agriculture to the interested user...." Bibliographies are "derived from computerized on-line searches of the AGRICOLA data base. Timeliness of topic and evidence of extensive interest are the selection criteria." The site's creator "determines the purpose, length, and search strategy of the Quick Bibliography. Information regarding these is available upon request from the author/searcher."
Entries within the site include journal articles, books, and audiovisual materials. Specifications are given as to information provided within entries, to aid in searching. Instructions are also provided for requesting copies of bibliographies featured in the series.
The site is maintained by Jane Gates with the Alternative Farming Systems Information Center; the USDA National Agricultural Library, Beltsville, Maryland.
To Search:
Browse through listings of bibliographies within site.

Weed Photo Album

Summary:
Weed Photo Album is a photo database of about 200 commmon American weeds, sponsored by the Weed Science Society of America (WSSA), which is dedicated to "...protect[ing] the environment [through] the use of safe and efficient weed control practices...[and] facilitat[ing] the exchanges of information about weeds and their control." The site is a collection of images, reproduced at optimum resolution for quick loading. Pictures of some of the plants are given as "...an aid in identification of plants that have toxic or poisonous properties."
The site features an alphabetical index at the top; each letter is a direct link to its respective records within the master listings. For each plant, a common name and scientific name are provided. Users should select a plant name to view its image. The image page also contains other common names of the plant (if applicable) and its scientific name. A link is given to the alphabetical index, for ease in searching.
At the bottom of the site's master list are links to oter divisions of the Weed Science Society of America WWW site: (1) grass/broadleaf/grasslike weeds; (2) grass identification; (3) growth habit; (4) inflorescene type; (5) leaf shape; (6) herbicide injury; and (7) the WSSA homepage.
The site is sponsored by David Pike, Weed Science Society of America (WSSA); The University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana.
To Search:
Select letter of choice to view contents in division; plant name is direct link to view image. Or scroll through site listings.

World Weeds Database

Summary:
The World Weeds Database is a service of the Department of Plant Sciences of the University of Oxford. This database contains information from the book, A Geographical Atlas of World Weeds by Leroy Holm, et al., and displays "...information [on] over 2400 weed species around the world according [to]...rank of importance. This rank includes five different categories, each one identified with a number [1-5]...." The site also "...provides the enquirer with four different ways of [viewing] information." Users should note that the site is presently under construction; contents only consist of plant families through the letter "G". In addition, the site displays sample search pages, none having active links for searching.
At the top of the site, the user will find links for contacting the site's creators. The main page offers information on the site's history, intent, and scope, as well as searching methods. Users should scroll to view contents in this area; after passing through the graphics area (on searching), the user will find four sample search pages. None of these pages offers links for active searching of the database; also provided at the bottom of the search pages is a world map, displayed to show the site's world mapping search page. Users will eventually be able to search by plant name, genus, family, and country of origin.
The site is maintained by the Department of Plant Sciences; the University of Oxford; UK.
To Search:
Scroll to view contents of site.
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