Managing soil structure

Australia, 1990

Film
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This video looks at the current soil structure of many of the intensive farming areas of Victoria and how good soil structure is the key to profitable and sustainable agriculture. It investigates current farming practices and reaffirms that it is necessary to assess current farming practices and the way in which we treat our valuable ancient and fragile soils. Some of the problems described are; Crusting, soil fragility, impermeability to water, slaking, soil compaction, wind erosion and waterlogging. The suggested solutions to these problems include minimum tillage techniques - stubble retention, deep ripping and direct drilling. This video tells how farmers recognised soil problems on their farms and how they altered their management systems in order to improve soil structure and farm profitability.

Credits

production company

Northwest Productions

producer/director

John Redstone

Duration

00:25:00:00

Production places
Australia
Production dates
1990

Collection metadata

ACMI Identifier

303496

Language

English

Subject categories

Agriculture, Business, Commerce & Industry → Agriculture - Australia

Agriculture, Business, Commerce & Industry → Agriculture - Environmental aspects

Agriculture, Business, Commerce & Industry → Soil erosion - Australia

Agriculture, Business, Commerce & Industry → Soils

Climate, Environment, Natural Resources & Disasters → Agriculture - Environmental aspects

Climate, Environment, Natural Resources & Disasters → Conservation of natural resources - Australia

Climate, Environment, Natural Resources & Disasters → Soil conservation

Climate, Environment, Natural Resources & Disasters → Soil erosion - Australia

Climate, Environment, Natural Resources & Disasters → Soils

Short films

Short films → Short films - Australia

Sound/audio

Sound

Colour

Colour

Holdings

VHS; Access Print (Section 1)

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