A Story of sirex noctilio

Australia, 1966

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The wood-boring wasp sirex noctilio lays its eggs in pine sapwood and infects the tree with a destructive fungus. The pest is established in Tasmania and has been found in Victoria since 1961. Control measures are shown, such as quarantine, burning infected trees and inspection. Research is in progress on the possibility of breeding resistant strains of trees, and on biological control by imported predatory wasps.

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production company

Victoria. Dept. of Agriculture

director
Duration

00:16:07:00

Production places
Australia
Production dates
1966

Collection metadata

ACMI Identifier

010306

Language

English

Subject categories

Agriculture, Business, Commerce & Industry → Agriculture - Research

Agriculture, Business, Commerce & Industry → Fungus

Agriculture, Business, Commerce & Industry → Insect pests - Control

Animals & Wildlife → Wasps

Climate, Environment, Natural Resources & Disasters → Forests and forestry - Australia

Climate, Environment, Natural Resources & Disasters → Fungus

Climate, Environment, Natural Resources & Disasters → Insect pests - Control

Climate, Environment, Natural Resources & Disasters → Trees - Australia

Documentary

Documentary → Documentary films - Australia

Short films

Short films → Short films - Australia

Sound/audio

Sound

Colour

Colour

Holdings

16mm film; Limited Access Print (Section 2)

16mm film; Access Print (Section 1)

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