Dr. Graeme R. Quick
Advisor For Agricultural Machines
Dr. Graeme R. Quick is an internationally recognized agricultural engineer and one of the world's leading authorities on crop harvesting. In addition to instructing agricultural engineering at Iowa State University and other campuses for many years, Dr. Quick has worked in over thirty countries as a professional engineer and machine designer.
This one-of-a kind series of four new programs is the most complete collection of videos about agricultural machinery that has every been produced. It is simply, well ... amazing!
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Part one of FERTILIZERS: Soil-Plant-Nutrient Relationships(21 minutes) explains soil-plant-nutrient relationships as well as the role of soil in plant growth. This section also explains how the physical and chemical properties of a soil can influence nutrient availability. The essential plant nutrients are introduced along with tips to help students remember them. 21 min. $119.00
In part two (22 minutes) students will delve into and nutrient availability, nutrient deficiencies and the diagnosis of plant problems. The various factors effecting nutrient availability and nutrient absorption are presented. Students will see nutrient- deficiency symptoms and learn how to distinguish between nutrient deficiencies and other plant problems. $119.00
The third tape in this series (23 minutes) demonstrates how to test soil fertility. Students will see how to properly collect soil samples for laboratory analysis. The results from the soil analysis explained in detail, along with the recommendations given by the soil laboratory. This program also defines the terms used in the fertilizer industry and explains the information found on fertilizer labels. Students will see a commercial fertilizer distributor as well as a variety of different fertilizer forms and application methods. Both organic and inorganic fertilizers are presented. $119.00
Part Four, the final tape in this series (22 minutes), shows how to develop a cost-effective fertilization program. The program goes step-by-step through various fertilizer calculations for agriculture, horticulture and landscape applications. Examples of price comparisons are calculated, as well as fertilizer application rates for turf and for organic materials. Fertilizer injectors are demonstrated as students learn how to set up and solve equations needed for designing a constant-feed program. This section enhances students problem-solving skills and critical thinking abilities. $119.00
This in-depth video series presents the interdisciplinary topics of fertilizers and soil fertility. Soil science, chemistry, botany, physics, economics and mathematics all play a role in the strategic use of fertilizers.
This four-part series provides a wealth of information on the essential topic of soil fertility. The relationships between soil, plants and nutrients are explained along with many practical techniques used to accurately, and economically, apply fertilizers. The programs are designed with both instructors and students in mind.
Topics are arranged in a logical manner giving instructors the flexibility to design their lesson plans according to their own teaching style. Throughout the video program, instructors will find many opportunities to incorporate their own information and present the themes and ideas at their own pace. Technical terms are easy to read on any TV screen and animated graphics help students quickly grasp and retain the information.
This series demonstrates the use of fertilizers in agriculture, horticulture and the landscape industry. The intended audience includes high school and university students studying soil science, horticulture, agriculture, botany and environmental science. The content of this series is partly based on agricultural core curriculum standards. |
Check Out Our Highly Acclaimed Series on Agricultural Machines
This one-of-a kind series of four new programs is the most complete collection of videos about agricultural machinery that has every been produced.
Amazing Agricultural Machines is an all new, action-packed series of four programs which shows the development and vast diversity of machines used in agriculture and horticulture. This four-part series provides a powerful opportunity for studying these machines in action in many different settings around the world.
Students will not only learn about the diversity of agricultural equipment, but will also discover the driving forces behind today's widespread mechanization in the industrialized world. Tractors, threshers, harvesters and farm equipment of all kinds are shown, as well as machines used in the ever-expanding area known as "outdoor power equipment' or OPE.
This entertaining series weaves history in with the very latest farming and landscape machinery for a unique look at this industry.
Amazing Agricultural Machines 4-Part Set - $396.00
History And Development
Volume one of this four-part series
examines the history and development of agricultural machines. The video traces Biblical and Roman references to the very first threshers and
harvesters, showing how design elements from ancient tools have been incorporated into today's machines. Students will see how these early implements changed over time. They will also see traditional farming techniques still in use in different parts of the world. Volume one shows how labor shortages, relief from hard labor and economic woes became the driving forces for agricultural mechanization. 20 minutes Volume 1 - History And Development - $119.95
Viewers will see the amazing diversity of tasks accomplished by modern agricultural machines. Discover how advances in precision farming apply modern technologies such as hands-free or laser-guided steering, GPS integration, video-assisted operation, and controlled-traffic farming. Students will also see these amazing farm machines doing the work of tilling, planting, weeding, spraying, fertilizing, harvesting and threshing. Giant grain harvesters are shown as well as unique machines designed to harvest sensitive crops such as olives, oranges and flower seeds, just to name a few. 20 minutes Volume 2 - Modern Machines - $119.95
Outdoor Power Equipment
Explore the growing demand for Outdoor Power Equipment or OPE. It includes the amazing spread of machines being used not only by broad acre farmers buy by urbanites and the increasing number of part-time farmers and small-acreage owners. Students will see practically every imaginable piece of landscape machinery, including highly versatile compact tractors and utility vehicles, chainsaws, mowers, blowers, trimmers, trenchers, cultivators and turf harvesters, to name a few. This amazing array of tools is shown going full power, tackling the complex demands of today's landscapes, parks, small farms, forests, sports fields, golf courses and open spaces. 20 minutes Volume 3 - Outdoor Power Equipment - $119.95
Safety, Cost and the Operator
The final program in this series presents practical safety information along with the relevant concerns of machine owners and operators. It integrates safety with important issues such as economics, comfort, recreation, convenience, profits and sustainability. Students sill gain an overview of the issues relating to machine costs, productivity and safety on the farm and in the landscape. This program highlights the costs to society of machine-related injuries from rollovers, thrown objects and other hazards, and how these are reduced by Roll-Over-Protection-Structure (ROPS) cabs, and by design improvements to all-terrain vehicles (ATVs), chainsaws, lawn mowers, etc. This program also shows safety and cost aspects from the perspectives of owners, employees, manufacturers, public, and governmental agencies responsible for safety and environmental concerns. 20 minutes Volume 4 - Safety, Cost and the Operator - $119.95