Down to Earth

Australia, 1990

TV show
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Kevin Handreck, a CSIRO researcher for over 30 years and author of the highly successful books, “Discovering Soil”, stars in this video produced in conjunction with “Gardening Australia”. He covers the treatment of clay soil, planting out from containers, making compost, the importance of soil pH, potting mixes, the importance of earthworms, hydroponics, pot plant care, effective watering and watering systems, the care of lawns, prevention of soil-borne diseases and selecting the correct fertiliser.

Credits

producer/director

Nick Pitsas

production company

CSIRO

Duration

00:57:00:00

Production places
Australia
Production dates
1990

Collection metadata

ACMI Identifier

37597

Language

English

Subject categories

Advertising, Film, Journalism, Mass Media & TV → Television

Agriculture, Business, Commerce & Industry → Compost

Agriculture, Business, Commerce & Industry → Garden fertilizers

Agriculture, Business, Commerce & Industry → Hydroponics

Agriculture, Business, Commerce & Industry → Soils

Climate, Environment, Natural Resources & Disasters → Compost

Climate, Environment, Natural Resources & Disasters → Garden fertilizers

Climate, Environment, Natural Resources & Disasters → Gardening

Climate, Environment, Natural Resources & Disasters → Hydroponics

Climate, Environment, Natural Resources & Disasters → Natural history

Climate, Environment, Natural Resources & Disasters → Soils

Documentary

Documentary → Documentary films - Australia

Educational & Instructional

Educational & Instructional → Instructional

Hobbies, Recreation & Sport → Hydroponics

Television

Sound/audio

Sound

Colour

Colour

Holdings

VHS; Access Print (Section 1)

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