New CD-ROM information 1
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CTA. 1997. New CD-ROM information 1. Spore 68. CTA, Wageningen, The Netherlands.
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CD-ROM publication Manual of forest fruits, seeds and seedlings CIFOR PO Box 6596 JKPWB Jakarta 1 0065 INDONESIA CAB International Wallingford Oxon OX10 ODE UK
New CD-ROM information The Centre for International Forestry Research (CIFOR) has just released its first CD-ROM publication Manual of forest fruits, seeds and seedlings. The manual is based on a book of the same title which was published in two volumes by the Forest Research Institute Malaysia (FRIM) in 1991/2. Although the original manual was intended to be a guide for the identification of tree seedlings in Malaysia, most of the genera included occur throughout Southeast Asia with many found as far apart as India and the South Pacific. With descriptions of 310 genera of trees, supported by drawings and photographs, the CD-ROM provides easy access to information structured through menus according to family and genus names. Additional features include free text search of the entire database contents and a botanical identification key. The CD-ROM is a pilot publication for CIFOR which results from its mandate to provide improved access to information, build capacity and foster collaboration among its partner organizations. The CD-ROM Manual of forest fruits, seeds and seedlings can be ordered directly from the CIFOR Library at a cost of US$ 15 (including postage). Also to be published in March 1997 is the Crop protection compendium: module 1 produced by CAB International as the first stage of a four-year project to produce a CD-ROM for global pest management. The compendium aims to meet the needs of all those who require information on practical pest management by giving easy access to data on over 1000 major pests and their natural enemies, many of which are of global importance, but with a particular emphasis on South-east Asia and the Pacific. Additional information is provided on diseases and weeds associated with 150 crops found in 150 countries worldwide. The compendium will be updated annually and purchasers of Module 1, who wish to upgrade to the fully global Crop protection compendium in 1999, will pay no more than the difference in price of the two products. From January 1997 a fully interactive CD-ROM Windows version with selected data will be available on free trial for those interested in purchasing the compendium. CIFOR PO Box 6596 JKPWB Jakarta 1 0065 INDONESIA CAB International Wallingford Oxon OX10 ODE UK
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