Operation phasmatid

Australia, 1963

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Tells the story of the fight waged against a plague of phasmatids, a destructive stick insect, which unchecked would have killed large areas of forest, leading to erosion in the catchment and reduced supply water for the hydro-electric power stations. Shows the planning of remedial action climaxing in an aerial attack by spraying from a helicopter.

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State Electricity Commission of Victoria


Jim Hayes



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