Turn the soil

Australia, 1947

Film
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This film traces the story of the development of the Australian wheat industry from the days when the first Ridley machine was taken into the crops at harvest time. It shows what scientific research and experimentation are doing today to help the wheat farmer combat rust, low rainfall, wind, weeds, and other pests, and to develop strains of wheat which mature well in spite of adverse climactic conditions.

Credits

producer/director

John Heyer

production company

Australian National Film Board

Language

English

Duration

00:15:00:00

Colour

Colour

ACMI Identifier

29817

Audience classification

G

Subject categories

Agriculture, Business, Commerce & Industry → Agriculture - Australia

Agriculture, Business, Commerce & Industry → Crop yields

Agriculture, Business, Commerce & Industry → Crops and soils

Agriculture, Business, Commerce & Industry → Industries - Australia

Agriculture, Business, Commerce & Industry → Wheat

Documentary

Documentary → Documentary films - Australia

History → History

Mathematics, Science & Technology → Science

Short films

Short films → Short films - Australia

Sound/audio

Sound

Holdings

16mm film; Preservation Print (Section 5)

16mm film; Limited Access Print (Section 2)

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