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New spraying method for agriculture and horticulture

Week number 51-28

Newsreels in which Dutch subjects of a certain week are presented.

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Dutch designers have designed a new machine to spray orchards. The new machine has the advantage that it works with a vaporizing head through which air is blown. This way it needs less water so it can be used in areas where there is less water available. SHOTS: - In an orchard a grower shows apple trees with leaves affected by apple scab; - demonstration of old spraying methods: the hand sprayer carried on the back; the barrel sprayer and the motorized sprayer (the sprayers aren't wearing any protective clothing or masks); - demonstration of new machine by two men in protective clothing and with masks: one drives the tractor pulling the installation, the other one sits behind the spraying head and aims this at the trees in the orchard.

Creator:
Polygoon-Profilti (producer) / Netherlands Institute for Sound and Vision (curator)
Publication date:
1 July 1951
Length:
01:14

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User:
Netherlands Institute for Sound and Vision
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