• Short Summary

    A MACHINE CAPABLE OF WEEDING AND CULTIVATING ABOUT THREE ACRES OF LAND BY WAS DEMONSTRATED AT THE UNIVERSITY OF GHANA'S NUNGUA AGRICULTURAL RESEARCH STATION ON TUESDAY (26 MARCH).

  • Description

    1.
    SV MR. MAKENZIE SPEAKING.
    0.09

    2.
    SV MACHINE.
    0.16

    3.
    CU MACHINE.
    0.17

    4.
    SV & CU MACHINE BEING DEMONSTRATED.
    0.24

    5.
    CU MR. PARKINS SPEAKING.
    0.28

    6.
    SV & CU SHOWING PARTS OF MACHINE.
    0.36

    7.
    SV & CU MACHINE WEEDING GROUND.
    1.08

    8.
    SV & CU MACHINE WEEDING.
    1.18

    9.
    SV MACHINE CUTTING GRASS.
    1.29

    10.
    CU MACHINE CUTTING.
    1.39

    11.
    SV GROUND CLEARED OF WEEDS.
    1.40

    12.
    LV MACHINE WITH PUMP. (2 SHOTS).
    1.48

    13.
    CU MAN LOOKING AT PUMP.
    1.50

    14.
    SV MACHINE PUMPING OUT WATER. (2 SHOTS).
    2.09



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    Background: A MACHINE CAPABLE OF WEEDING AND CULTIVATING ABOUT THREE ACRES OF LAND BY WAS DEMONSTRATED AT THE UNIVERSITY OF GHANA'S NUNGUA AGRICULTURAL RESEARCH STATION ON TUESDAY (26 MARCH). KNOWN AS THE 'LANDMASTER 150', THE MACHINE WAS INTRODUCED TO GHANA BY THE SINGER SEWING MACHINE COMPANY, WHO ARE ITS SOLE DISTRIBUTORS.

    BEFORE THE DEMONSTRATION, MR. MAKENZIE, THE GENERAL MANAGER OF SINGER SEWING MACHINE, POINTED OUT THAT ALTHOUGH RELATIVELY NEW TO GHANA, THE LANDMASTER HAD BEEN TRIED AND TESTED IN MOST COUNTRIES IN MOST COUNTRIES OF THE WORLD. IT HAS ALREADY BEEN USED AT THE KPONG AGRICULTURAL RESEARCH STATION - AGAIN UNIVERSITY OF GHANA - AND HAS BEEN FOUND VERY SUITABLE FOR SMALL-SCALE FARMERS WHO CULTIVATE SUBSISTENCE CROPS.

    A MR. PARKINS PRESIDED AT THE DEMONSTRATION. HE FIRST ILLUSTRATED THE SLASHING BLADE, WHICH IS USED FOR GENERAL CULTIVATION AND WEEDING, AND RUNS OFF A SIX HORSE-POWER TWO-STROKE ENGINE. THE LANDMASTER CAN ALSO BE FITTED WITH A RIDGING BLADE FOR DIGGING IN HARD SOIL, AND ANOTHER ACCESSORY, A ROTARY CUTTER, CLEARS ALL TYPES OF GRASSES, WEEDS, AND BRACKEN.

    FITTED WITH AN IRRIGATION PUMP, THE MACHINE IS CAPABLE OF DELIVERING UP TO 100 GALLONS OF WATER A MINUTE. THEN TOO IT CAN BE USED AS A TRAILER, A THRESHER, AND A POTATO LIFTER. IT IS SAID TO BE PARTICULARLY SUITABLE FOR THE CULTIVATION OF RICE, MAIZE, TOBACCO AND VEGETABLES. THE MINISTRY IS TO TEST THE MACHINE IN THE NEAR FUTURE.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVAEIQIKU843T0GS498IU2IHDL84
    Media URN:
    VLVAEIQIKU843T0GS498IU2IHDL84
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    28/03/1968
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:11:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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