#Farming and Food
Assault on Sirex (1974)
All species of pine trees are susceptible to attack by the woodwasp, Sirex noctilio. When Sirex was first discovered on the Australian mainland, in 1961, the softwood plantations of southern Australia were threatened with destruction.
The Pleuro Story (1973)
Bovine Contagious Pleuropneumonia was once the most-dreaded disease of the Australian cattle industry. Introduced into Australia in 1858, it spread to all the major cattle areas causing the loss of livestock markets, both local and overseas.
Dung Down Under (1972)
Selected species of dung beetles imported from Africa are being mass bred in Australia for release in cattle breeding areas. Early results indicate that they will prove an outstanding example of biological control.
A Skeleton in the Crop (1969)
Ever since Skeleton Weed was first discovered in Australia 50 years ago, farmers and scientists have been searching for a way to stop it spreading through the wheatlands of New South Wales, Victoria and South Australia.
Challenge of the North: The Katherine Area (1960)
A scientific field survey of the natural resources of the Katherine-Darwin region of the Northern Territory was undertaken in 1946. This film shows how the area was divided into `land systems’ – regions with the same pattern of topography, soil types and vegetation – and why one particular land system, which became known as the `Tipperary’, was selected for intensive field study.
War against the rabbit (1954)
The story of one farmer and how he seeks the help of the Victorian Department of Lands and Survey in controlling rabbits.
Primary Industry Research – C.S.I.R. (1949)
An abridged version of parts 1-3 of Research Facilities of C.S.I.R.