Douglas M. Hinds wrote:
> I understand "relatively expensive" to mean that access is not free of charge. There ARE other databases that provide abstracts that CAN be accessed free of charge, some of which will charge for sending you the article itself, if you choose to have them do that for you. (You are free to procure the article by other means and incur no charge in simply reviewing the abstracts). However, as I had mentioned below, one of the best of those showed no matches for Neoleucinodes elegantalis and this emphasizes the highly specialized nature of the CAB abstracts, as well as the depth of the contributing sources. Once again, my emphasis was on the word "relatively" and I myself consider CAB a basic (and perhaps indispensable, for those that have the resources available) source of technical information related to agriculture.
> While we're on the topic, perhaps others on this list might care to provide URL's for other sources of Agricultural Abstracts. As stated, my CAB bilingual CAB Lexicon of Entomological and Related Terms was the only agriculturally specific source I tried that even mentioned "Neoleucinodes elegantalis". The other source was an altavista search, the results of which were manageable mainly due to scarce material available. Furthermore, procuring the articles cited there may or may not prove to be a problem - the source of each short note (not an abstract, certainly), for each one would have to be followed up through other channels - through the original source or perhaps a library. I personally believe that the resources CAB offers stand on their own merit and Anton has demonstrated this by producing the abstracts of what appear to be some very interesting articles (i.e. the effects of pyrethroid insecticides, the influence of different types of mulches on the incidence of d!
> aged fruit and the Studies on the resistance of determinate tomato cultivars to the small fruitworm Neoleucinodes elegantalis).
> At present, I can access the CAB data bases through one of the governmental agencies for whom it is a basic tool here. In the not so distant future, our plans include subscribing ourselves directly and this will undoubtedly permit an increased use of what CAB has to offer.
> Two things occur to me at present: Perhaps Anton would care to comment further on the mechanism for procuring the actual articles mentioned in CAB abstract databases, and perhaps others of you would be willing to share a few of your own valuable database resources with the rest of us.
> Douglas Hinds
> *********** REPLY SEPARATOR ***********
> On 15/06/99 at 4:02 AM Anton Doroszenko (TL, Fld Crp) wrote:
> >Dear All,
> >As requested by Douglas, here are some records from the CAB ABSTRACTS
> >database on control of Neoleucinodes elegantalis, with emphasis on
> >non-chemical methods of control.
> >With regard to cost, which is cheaper: losing an entire tomato crop or
> >spending a few dollars to search a good quality database to get the
> >information needed to take preventive measures? The CABI databases are not
> >expensive, but good value for money. We cover the world's agricultural
> >literature (about 10000 serial titles, 1000s of books and conferences,
> >totalling about 165,000 abstracts each year). CABI has invested a great deal
> >of money and worked hard over the last few years to improve the quality of
> >the database too, making it one of the best available. CABI also funds four
> >research institutes, with stations in the UK, Caribbean, Kenya, Malaysia,
> >Switzerland, and Pakistan. Most of the research is done in developing
> >countries. CABI also has an Information for Development program, mainly
> >funded by sponsorship.
> >To see what CABI has available in the pest control area, please go to
> >AU: Haji, F. N. P.\ Alencar, J. A. de.\ Prezotti, L.
> >TI: Principal pests of tomato and alternatives for control.
> >FT: Principais pragas do tomateiro e alternativas de controle.
> >PB: Petrolina, Brazil; Empresa Brasileira de Pesquisa Agropecuaria, Centro
> > Pesquisa Agropecuaria do Tropico Semi-Arido (CPATSA)
> >YR: 1998
> >PP: 50 pp.
> >LA: Es
> >AA: Doutora em Entomologia, Pesquisadora, Embrapa - Centro de Pesquisa
> > Agropecuaria do Tropico Semi-Arido, Caixa Postal 23, 56300-000,
> > Petrolina, PE, Brazil.
> >AU: Raetano, C. G.\ Oliveira Guassu, C. M. de\ Crocomo, W. B.
> >TI: Efficiency of pyrethroid insecticides for the control of tomato fruit
> > borer Neoleucinodes elegantalis (Guenee, 1854) - Lepidoptera -
> > Pyralidae.
> >FT: Eficiencia de inseticidas piretroides no controle da broca pequena do
> > tomateiro - Neoleucinodes elegantalis (Guenee, 1854) -
> > - Pyralidae, em tomate estaqueado.
> >JN: Cientifica (Jaboticabal)
> >YR: 1993
> >VL: 21
> >NO: 1
> >PP: 197-202
> >AA: Departamento de Defesa Fitossanitaria, Faculdade de Ciencias
> > UNESP, 18600 000 Botucatu, SP, Brazil.
> >AU: Oliveira, A. M. de\ Cruz, C. A. da\ Santos, J. B. dos
> >TI: Influence of different types of mulches on the incidence of damaged
> > by Neoleucinodes elegantalis on tomato plants.
> >FT: Influencia de diferentes tipos de cobertura do solo na incidencia de
> > frutos brocados por Neoleucinodes elegantalis em tomateiro.
> >JN: Comunicado Tecnico - Empresa de Pesquisa Agropecuaria do Estado do Rio
> > Janeiro
> >YR: 1990
> >VL: 203
> >NO: 1-2
> >AA: Eng. Agr., Pesquisadora da PESAGRO-RIO/Estacao Esperimental de Nova
> > Friburgo, Praca Getulio Vargas, 196 s/1, 28.614 Nova Friburgo,
> > Brazil.
> >AU: Moreira, J. O. T.\ Lara, F. M.
> >TI: Studies on the resistance of determinate tomato cultivars to the small
> > fruitworm (Neoleucinodes elegantalis Guenee 1954).
> >FT: Estudos sobre a resistencia de cultivares de tomateiro de crescimento
> > determinado a incidencia de Neoleucinodes elegantalis (Guenee,
> > 1854), broca pequena dos frutos.
> >JN: Relatorio, Faculdade de Ciencias Agrarias e Veterinarias, Jaboticabal
> >YR: 1982
> >NO: Sub projeto 11
> >PP: 52 pp.
> >AA: Universidade Estadual Paulista, Jaboticabal, SP, Brazil.
> >Anton Doroszenko, Team Leader, Field Crops
> >CAB International, Wallingford, Oxon, OX10 8DE, UK.
> >Tel: +44-1491-829366 Fax: +44-1491-833508
> >E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
> >Web: http://www.cabi.org/ http://www.cabweb.org/
> >> -----Original Message-----
> >> From: Douglas M. Hinds [SMTP:email@example.com]
> >> Sent: 15 June 1999 01:02
> >> To: Anton Doroszenko (TL, Fld Crp)
> >> Cc: firstname.lastname@example.org
> >> Subject: RE: Brazilian tomato problems
> >> Anton,
> >> To me, there's no difference between a "tomato fruit borer" and a
> >> "perforador del fruto del tomate" except the language. As a
> >> representative of CABI, you undoubtedly have access to those excellent but
> >> relatively expensive data bases. I suggest you consider demonstrating the
> >> value of subscribing to the rest of us (I myself am familiar with them),
> >> by posting one or two citations related to Neoleucinodes elegantalis as an
> >> example.
> >> Douglas Hinds
> >> *********** REPLY SEPARATOR ***********
> >> On 14/06/99 at 2:33 AM Anton Doroszenko (TL, Fld Crp) wrote:
> >> >I found 31 hits on the CAB ABSTRACTS database since 1984 (I didn't check
> >> >earlier than that). Most papers refer to Neoleucinodes elegantalis
> >> >(Lepidoptera: Pyraustidae) as tomato fruit borer".
> >> >
> >> >> -----Original Message-----
> >> >> From: Douglas M. Hinds [SMTP:email@example.com]
> >> >> Sent: 12 June 1999 07:16
> >> >> To: Anita Graf (Staff); firstname.lastname@example.org
> >> >> Subject: Re: Brazilian tomato problems
> >> >>
> >> >>
> >> >> My bilingual CAB Lexicon of Entomological and Related Terms indicates
> >> that
> >> >> Neoleucinodes elegantalis (Gn.) is "a perforador del fruto del tomate"
> >> >> (the definition is from Venezuela), with NO English common name given,
> >> >> which suggests that this pest may be restricted to the Latin American
> >> >> tropics and is not certainly a fungus.
> >> >>
> >> >> A search of the University of Hawaii database using Carlweb turned up
> >> >>no matches, which reinforces that supposition. Using Uncover gave the
> >> >>same negative results. Is this pest similar to a pin worm or a grub or a
> >> >> weevil?
> >> >>
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