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Title Gardening Australia Special: Soil - Ep 1 Of 4
Published Australia : ABC, 2014
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Summary Gardening Australia ends its 25th anniversary year with four specials that take an in-depth look at the factors that influence plant growth, including water, climate and light. This first special begins the series with soil health.THE FLYING DOCTORSSophie Thomson discovers how soil fungus is being used to combat a disease in cherries, and how the delivery method being used is creating quite a buzz.ADDING CALCIUMTino Carnevale explains how limes and gypsum correct nutrient deficiencies.TWO PATHSCosta visits the Hawkesbury in Sydney's west to see how land use in the region has changed over the years.A GRAND SYSTEMAngus Stewart visits a pair of farmers in country NSW who are using a large-scale composting system to increase the health of their soil and crops.ROCK MINERALSJosh Byrne explains exactly what rock minerals are, how to use them and why they're great for the garden.CHASING ORCHIDSClarence Slockee meets up with a native orchid hunter to find out how these unique Australian plants have adapted to grow both in and out of our poor soils.PRODUCTION DETAILS:Executive producer Tim Mitchell
Event Broadcast 2014-11-01 at 18:30:00
Notes Classification: G
Subject Agriculture.
Orchid culture.
Orchids -- Varieties.
Rock-forming minerals.
Vegetable gardening.
Form Streaming video
Author Georgiadis, Costa, host
Byrne, Josh, contributor
Carnevale, Tino, contributor
Cowling, Joannes, contributor
Daly, Rhonda, contributor
Slockee, Clarence, contributor
Allen, Steve (Musician), contributor
Stewart, Angus, contributor
Thomson, Sophie, contributor