Disclaimer & Copyright Statement

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Anyone using this system implicitly consents to such monitoring and is advised that if such monitoring reveals possible evidence of criminal activity, system personnel may provide the evidence of collected by monitoring to law enforcement officials. Unauthorized attempts to upload or change information, to defeat or circumvent security features, or to utilize this system for other than its intended purposes are prohibited.

Links from AgNIC to trade, firm, or corporation sites are for the information and convenience of users of AgNIC. Such use does not constitute an official endorsement or approval of any product or service to the exclusion of others that may be suitable by institutions and organizations participating in the AgNIC Alliance including the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Agricultural Library.

Copyright Notice

Materials created by AgNIC partners for this portal may be linked to without formal permission, unless otherwise stated, and are not offered for a fee as long as the links make it clear that the material is part of the AgNIC system. AgNIC materials may be reproduced for personal or non-profit use, in most cases, as long as the AgNIC Alliance is credited. We suggest a credit such as - "Courtesy of the AgNIC Alliance in partnership."

Some of the information presented on the AgNIC web site is considered public domain information. Public domain information may be freely distributed or copied, but use of appropriate byline/photo/image credits is requested - for example: "Courtesy of the University of Arizona, and the AgNIC Alliance."

Individuals or organizations other than AgNIC partners may hold copyright or other proprietary rights to materials linked within the AgNIC partner web sites. Once you access another site through a link, you are subject to the copyright and licensing restrictions of the new site.

It is the sole responsibility of you, as the user of this site, to carefully examine the content of the site and all linked pages for copyright and licensing restrictions, and to secure all necessary permissions.

For additional resources on copyright, please refer to the following:

The Library of Congress - Copyright Basics

International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions - Information Policy: Copyright and Intellectual Property