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Windbreaks on the Prairies ONF/NFB


Catalogue Number:  NFB525160
Producer:  National Film Board of Canada
Producers:  Evelyn Cherry
Directors:  Evelyn Cherry
Producing Agencies:  National Film Board of Canada (Ottawa),Office national du film du Canada (Ottawa)
Subject:  Agriculture, Canadian History, Canadian Politics, Documentary, Environmental Studies, Geography, History, Science
Language:  English
Grade Level:  Post Secondary
Country Of Origin:  Canada
Copyright Year:  1943
Running Time:  21m


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Prairie farmers often ruthlessly cut down the few trees that stood in the paths of their plows. Too late, it was realized that without these windbreaks the top soil became even more vulnerable to erosion. The Dominion Department of Agriculture experimental station at Indian Head, Saskatchewan, cultivated acres of young trees for distribution to farmers.

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