Operation grasshopper

Australia, 1954

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How the 1953 grasshopper plague in Northern Victoria was dealt with. Close-ups of Australian plague grasshopper; story of the disastrous plague in 1934, and later plagues; how farmers, armed services, and airlines cooperated in locating swarms and egg-beds and in aerial spraying of insecticide over the 1953 swarms.

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Credits

production company

Victoria. Dept. of Agriculture

director

Tony Doogood

Duration

00:08:12:00

Production places
Australia
Production dates
1954

Collection metadata

ACMI Identifier

013946

Language

English

Subject categories

Agriculture, Business, Commerce & Industry → Agricultural pests

Agriculture, Business, Commerce & Industry → Agriculture - Australia

Agriculture, Business, Commerce & Industry → Agriculture - Study and teaching

Agriculture, Business, Commerce & Industry → Agriculture - Victoria

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

Agriculture, Business, Commerce & Industry → Spraying and dusting in agriculture

Animals & Wildlife → Grasshoppers

Animals & Wildlife → Insects - Australia

Animals & Wildlife → Insects - Behavior

Climate, Environment, Natural Resources & Disasters → Agricultural chemicals

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

Documentary

Documentary → Documentary films - Australia

Education, Instruction, Teaching & Schools → Agriculture - Study and teaching

Educational & Instructional

Educational & Instructional → Educational films

Mathematics, Science & Technology → Agricultural chemicals

Short films

Short films → Short films - Australia

Sound/audio

Sound

Colour

Colour

Holdings

16mm film; Access Print (Section 1)

16mm film; Limited Access Print (Section 2)

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