All 209 pages are now available on-line. That is, you can now see for free over two hundred abstracts of all the papers presented at the 7th ICARD Conference in St Louis in March 2006. I have already surveyed the state-of-the-art as discussed at the ICARD conference in St Louis. I had recourse to the CD of the proceedings for which I uncharacteristically paid--$50 in all. The abstracts come to us by kind courtesy of the University of Kentucky and their Cooperative Extension Service. Thanks also to Richard Barnhisel who edited the proceedings and made this all possible. And to a lady I have never met, but of whom I have heard good things said and who unfailingly e-mails me. Maybe one day I get to my first American home, Tucson. I will walk Sabino Canyon, drive up mount Lemon and take a quick trip to Phoenix to meet her. Her name is Rebecca Miller.

Now for those not at the conference, you can see what was written and spoken about and decide for yourself what the state-of-the-art is in this most important topic. If you disagree with what I have written, please let me know and I will correct, revise, and update.