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SB 933.25 Biological Control. Periodicals, Societies, Serials

IPM Monitor

Summary:
The IPM Monitor is published by the National Foundation for IPM Education to "...encourage the adoption of IPM by highlighting successful IPM programs, outlining future needs, identifying resources, and promoting implementation throughout the food production, processing, and distribution systems." This site serves as the homepage for the publication, a service of the North Carolina Cooperative Extension Service WWW site.
This journal, along with other IPM publications, focuses on topics such as management and crop production information for commercial crops, regional pest alerts, market news and predictions, recent publications and conferences in the field, as well as information for urban agriculture enthusiasts and practitioners. Users can view the contents of past issues simply by selecting a title of interest from the main page; the contents are then revealed. Users must browse through the publication to view its contents.
The site is sponsored by the North Carolina Cooperative Extension Service , located at North Carolina State University; Raleigh, North Carolina.
To Search:
Select issue of interest from site's main page. Browse through issue contents.

IPMnet News

Summary:
IPMNet News is an online newsletter, a publication of the Consortium for International Crop Protection (CICP), which is "...posted monthly and reports on recent findings and announcements of potential interest to Developing Country crop protection specialists." The site features an index of past issues of the publication, allowing users to browse and study the contents. The newsletter reflects research and information in the area of Integrated Pest Management (IPM) and reveals "...economically efficient and environmentally sound protection practices in developing countries...."
A link to the CICP homepage is provided at the top of this site. Below it is the index of past issues of the publication. Arranged chronologically, beginning with the most recent issue, each entry reflects the issue number and its date of release. Selecting an issue then opens its table of contents; users can then select topics of interest to view the articles' contents.
The site is maintained by the Consortium for International Crop Protection (CICP); New York State Agriculture Experiment Station; Cornell University; Geneva, New York.
To Search:
Select issue of interest from main page; then select topic of interest from issue's table of contents to view article(s).

SB933.3 Biological Control. General Works

Beneficial Insects

Summary:
Beneficial Insects is one of 3700 publications available through the Florida Agricultural Information Retrieval System (FAIRS). It is part of "... a comprehensive electronic library of information from major programs with the University of Florida's Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences Cooperative Extension Service." Users will find that the site is part of the "Master Gardener Category" of publications.
A table of contents provides a listing of various agriculturally beneficial insects (e.g. lady beetle, paper wasp, praying mantid, spiders). Actual entries are reproduced texts from the Beneficial Insects Handbook, published by the Entomology and Nematology Department (University of Florida) and the Florida Cooperative Extension Service.
Individual entries provide the user with the subject and author's name. A detailed description of the insect follows, including such topics as : lifecycle, physical characteristics, living habits, species prevalence, and choice of prey. Within an entry, users can access images of the insect, as well as images of related subjects.
The site is maintained by the University of Florida, Department of Agriculture.
To Search:
Choose subject from main menu and submit search. Access is also provided to the FAIRS homepage and its other publications.

Biological Control: A Guide To Natural Enemies In North America

Summary:
This site "...provides photographs and descriptions of major biological control (or biocontrol) agents of major insect, disease and weed pests in North America. It is also a tutorial on the concept and practice of biological control and integrated pest management (IPM)." The guide includes "... individual pages of approximately 40 natural enemies of pest species...." Targetted for educators, commercial growers, students, researchers, land managers, and extension (or regulatory agents), the pages contain "... photographs, descriptions of the life cycles and habits, and other useful information about each natural enemy."
Images representing the four kinds of natural enemies allow access to the guide's information. These four categories are : (1) parasitoids (e.g. wasp); (2) predators (e.g. lady beetle); (3) pathogens (e.g. bacteria, viruses); and (4) weed feeders (e.g. weevil). Each of the four images opens to reveal a more detailed description of its enemy type. Individual entries offer links to various related topics within each subject .
The site was authored by Catherine R. Weeden, Anthony M. Shelton, and Michael P. Hoffmann. The authors acknowledge the support of the Department of Entomology at the New York State Agricultural Experiment Station and the National Biological Control Institute, located in Ithaca, New York.
To Search:
Choose one of the four images located on the site's first page. Image opens to reveal a description of that enemy type and a table of contents. The table, in turn, allows for more specific searches. Browse through listings and select topic of interest.

Biological Control Glossary

Summary:
This glossary is a companion to the Cornell University WWW site, Biological Control: A Guide to Natural Enemies in North America. Here, users can find the definitions for terms found in the aforementioned site. At the end of the glossary, access is provided to the Biological Control WWW site, as well as its various subdivisions.
Records here are listed alphabetically, each constructed with a one or two sentence definition. All entries are taken from the publication, Natural Enemies of Vegetable Insect Pests, authored by Michael P. Hoffmann and Anne C. Frosham, published by Cooperative Extension, Cornell University, Ithaca. New York.
The glossary was authored by Catherine R. Weeden, Anthony M. Shelton, and Michael P. Hoffmann of Cornell University.
To Search:
Browse through entries.

Biological Control Virtual Information Center

Summary:
A pathway to the WWW, the Biological Control Virtual Information Center links its user to information of interest to those in the field of biological control. Organizations, databases, and WWW sites are represented in the listings.
Specific topics of interest include: biological control organizations (as well as associations), networks, information systems, consortiums, databases, landscape ecology sources, and biological control divisions of various branches of the USDA.
Sponsored by the Center for Integrated Pest Management and the Consortium for International Crop Protection.
To Search:
Browse through listings. Selection of title links the user to the WWW.

Integrated Pest Management Information System

Summary:
The Integrated Pest Management Information System is "..an electronic library of information on integrated pest management in agriculture, landscapes, buildings, homes, gardens, rights-of-ways and other locations. Topics include identification, monitoring and prevention of pests, using least-toxic controls, biological controls, pesticide safety and other pest management related subjects."
The site's main page specifies the kinds of information available to users: (1) references -- information about books, journal articles, videos, pamphlets, electronic files, and complete, on-line texts of many references; (2) sources -- companies supplying equipment, products and services, as well as authors, experts, and publishers; (3) special collections; and (4) information for home and garden, newsletters, and IPM training manuals. The site also provides detailed information on its background, search engines, and funding agencies. At the bottom of the site's main page is an access point for the search engines. Once revealed, they reflect three possible ways of searching the system, whether requesting information on references or suppliers. Searching occurs by keyword, title and/or author, and by company name.
Once the user has submitted a name, title, or keyword to the search engine, the system has been activated. A summary list of records is then produced; complete details on any of the matching items can be viewed by merely selecting the title of the item. Further information about locations, references, authors, and related references can also be found, if reflected by the system. Some entries will show that the entire resulting document is available on-line for reading.
The site is maintained by the British Columbia Ministry of Environment; Lands and Parks Division.
To Search:
Access search engine at bottom of site's main page. Select search method and sumbmit information to keyword field. Matching records will then be displayed.

IPM and Biological Control of Plant Pests: Field Crops

Summary:
IPM and Biological Control of Plant Pests: Field Crops, 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 Plant Pests: Horticultural Crops

Summary:
IPM and Biological Control of Plant Pests: Horticulture Crops, 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 crtieria." 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 Database

Summary:
IPM Database is the site devoted to the IPM database query form, activated through a keyword search engine. The database is a division of IPM Europe and the National Resources Institute, which is an "...internationally recognized center of expertise in applied research and consultancy in the environment and natural resources sector. Its principal aim is to increase the productivity of renewable natural resources in developing countries...by promoting development through science." The database reflects information concerning IPM (integrated pest management) projects worldwide.
Upon accessing the site, the user will view the query form's search engine at the top of the main page. Below it are three links, all providing crucial information concerning searching. The first accesses an alphabetical index of country codes, organized by letter. Results are displayed in a table format. The second link offers an alphabetical list of terms used to refer to geographical regions contained within the database. The last link reveals the names of the fifty possibly search fields and examples for information to be submitted in those areas. In the center of the site's main page are descriptions of other operators for complex searches. At the bottom of the main page are links to IPM Europe and the NRi (National Resources Institute) homepages.
Resulting records from searches reveal: (1) the official project title; (2) the project's start date and finish date; (3) the project's status; (4) the project's objectives; and (5) contact information (including contact person's name, phone, and fax information). The site is sponsored by IPM Europe and its parent organization, the National Resources Institute (NRi); the University of Greenwich; Kent, UK.
To Search:
Read search field information links prior to operating search engine. Submit data into field; resulting records will then be displayed.

IPMNet Expertise Database Search

Summary:
The IPMNet Expertise Database Search is a service of the Consortium for International Crop Protection (CICP), whose goal is "...to assist developing nations reduce food crop losses caused by pests while safe-guarding the environment. CICP's basic goal is to advance economically efficient and environmentally sound protection practices in developing countries and to insure the health of rural and urban communities." The site features several search fields, designed to narrow resulting records from the expertise database. At the top of the site's main page are thirteen links to CICP resources and services.
The "about CICP" link offers information on the organization, its history and goals. The "search" link opens a query page for the National IPM Network Broker; searches are activated through a keyword entry. "Contents" displays the listings for the CICP WWW site; the "registration" area allows users to register with the expertise database, following screen instructions. "Databases" gives access to an alphabetical list of IPMNet knowledge databases and organizations on the WWW. "Experts" is the link for this site; "IPM News" is the link to the homepage of IPM News, a publication of CICP. "Bulletin Boards" reveals links on its respective title; a chronological list of IPM conferences, symposiums, and training courses is located under the "calendar" link. "Publications" offers information on IPMNet texts, with descriptions of each publication and information on how to subscribe; "newsletters" reveals an alphabetized compilation of on-line newsletters, in which titles are links to the WWW. The WWW Virtual Library and a comprehensive worldwide listing of agricultural servers (with an IPM focus) are found in the last two links. Underneath these areas are the search fields for the expertise database.
Users can specify choices within the following fields: disciplines, agricultural commodities, languages spoken, global experience, highest education, type of agriculture, present employer, IPM component expertise, and professional perspectives. Resulting matches will feature: the expert's name, institution or organization affiliation, business address, phone, fax, and email information.
The site is sponsored by the Consortium for International Crop Protection (CICP); New York State Agricultural Experiment Station; Cornell University; Geneva, New York.
To Search:
Fill in search fields where applicable; resulting records will then be displayed. Or select WWW links from top of site page to access CICP services and resources.

Patents Related to Biological Control and Other Alternative Farming Methods

Summary:
Patents Related to Biological Control and Other Alternative Farming Methods is a service site of the University of Maryland. Here, users have access to various university links, as well as complete patents records for the years 1994 and 1995, applicable to these scientific fields. At the top of the site are links to various areas of the university's WWW site: (1) search inforM (the university search engine); (2) UMD homepage; (3) inforM homepage; (4) inforM FAQ; (5) directory; (6) academics; (7) administration; (8) admissions; (9) campus calendars; (10) computing; (11) highlights; (12) internet; (13) maps; (14) news; (15) library resources; and (16) students. In all cases, users can access the university links from the top or left sides of the main page.
Selecting a year link from the site's main page then opens an alphabetical listing of applicable patents; users should scroll to view all titles. Selecting a title then reveals its complete record. Users should refer to the site for a complete listing of all a record's components. Those divisions most clearly noted are : (1) patent bibliography information (number, series code, application number and type, art unit, application filing date, title, issue date, number of claims, exemplary claim number, and primary examiner); (2) inventor(s) information (name, city, state); (3) assignee information (name, city, state, type code); (4) classification information (U.S. international, field of search class, and subclass); (5) U.S. Patent Reference information; (6) other references; (7) legal information; (8) abstract; (9) brief summary; (10) detail description; (11) tables; and (12) claims.
The site is sponsored by the University of Maryland; College Park, Maryland.
To Search:
Select year of choice from main page; then select patent title from list. Full record is then displayed; scroll to view contents.

Query Interface to the National Integrated Pest Management Network Broker

Summary:
The Query Interface to the National Integrated Pest Management Network Broker is an Internet search engine, a broker built on the Harvest system, which is an "...integrated set of tools to gather, extract, organize, search, cache, and replicate relevant information across the Internet." Users will find that searches within this broker will yield applicable WWW sites for further information on requested subjects, as seen in terms of Integrated Pest Management (IPM).
Upon accessing the site, the user will find links to the Harvest System WWW homepage, to query formulation help, and to statistics about the broker. Users seeking instructions for searching, a list of functions about the search engine, or examples of queries should access the second link for such information. Below these links are the search fields for the broker. Users have a keyword field, as well as fields for specifying case sensitivity and resulting options. To use the site's broker, the user's WWW browser must have capabilities to support a Forms interface.
After submitting requested search data, the broker yields matching results, a set of applicable WWW sites on the submitted subject. Individual entries within the results contain: (1) the URL for the site; (2) the host's name (sponsor of the site); (3) the path of the site (a division of the URL); (4) site description (title); and (5) matched lines which met the search criteria. In all cases, the site's URL is its direct link to the WWW.
The broker and its site are maintained by Harry Nicholos; North Carolina State University; Raleigh, North Carolina.
To Search:
Fill in applicable search fields within main page. Resulting list of matching WWW sites results; URLs are direct links to their respective contents.

SB 933.32E85 Biological Control. By Region or Country. Europe

European IPM Institutions Database

Summary:
Currently under construction, the European IPM Institutions Database has been designed to "...provide...a consolidated and comprehensive source of information on the key European institutions working on IPM issues relevant to developing countries." IPM, or integrated pest management, is an "..interdisciplinary approach to reducing crop losses through the use, by farmers, [of] optimum mixes of pest control techniques." The database will include data from "...relevant bilateral aid agencies, government-funded institutes, university departments, and possibly prinicipal non-government organi[z]ations (NGOs)."
Upon accessing the site ,users will find a listing of the creators' plans for the site, including: aims of the database, scope of the data, potential included information, and structure of the database. Relevant institutions will be asked to complete a questionnaire, thereby creating the database's records. The proposed searching mechanism will be designed to target the following kinds of search items: the institution's name; type(s) of IPM activity; main crop(s); main pest(s); main developing countries; and other specialized areas.
Given that the site is currently under production, the user is urged to access the IPM homepage, accessible through a link at the end of the site's contents.
This site is maintained by the European Group for Integrated Pest Management in Development Cooperation; the Natural Resources Institute, Kent, United Kingdom.
To Search:
At present, no search is possible, since site is under construction. Browse through contents to see proposed plans for site.

SB 933.32N7 Biological Control. By Region or Country. North America.

Suppliers of Beneficial Organisms in North America

Summary:
Suppliers of Beneficial Organisms in North America is a listing "...confined to beneficial organisms used for the biological control of pest organisms and excludes other commercially available useful organisms such as honey bees, earthworms, or butterflies as extended listings....This edition lists 132 suppliers and over 120 different organisms. Only private commercial suppliers are listed."
Upon accessing the site, users should scroll to view information on site acknowledgments, the site disclaimer, an address for a free, print copy of the text, the text's introduction, a special notes area, and an important notice section. Within the listings, Canadian suppliers are mentioned first, followed by Mexican and American suppliers. Within a given section, suppliers are listed alphabetically, with each record containing: (1) supplier name and number; (2) business address, phone, and fax numbers; and (3) retail/wholesale notation which comments on the supplier's specialities and provided services.
The site is sponsored by the California Environmental Protection Agency; Department of Pesticide Regulation; Sacramento, California.
To Search:
Scroll to view contents of site.
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