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800 hits or the positive impact of the kricket's song to potato farming (1981)

Original title: 800 lööki ehk kilgilaulu soodsast mõjust kartuli kasvatamisel

Documentary Duration 31:22

Portrait documentary about Viive Rosenberg, scientist at the Estonian Research Institute of Agriculture, who develops the method of cultivating potatoes from meristem plants. Potato gets hit 800 times when harvested with a combine, thus potate yield decreases. While implementing Rosenberg's method it is possible to develop a healthy seed potato and thus increase potato crop yields. The filmmakers show Viive both in her laboratory and among her family. The potato plants cured by Rosenberg have provided first healthy seed potatoes - every tuber is a certificate for her work.

Director: Valeria Anderson

Keywords: enthusiasm | jumping over the log fire | celebration of Midsummer's Day | chicken | harvesting potatoes with a combine | healing potatoes | potato cultivation | potato field | potato plants | peeling potatoes | View all »

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Main Data

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Production Firm(s) Tallinnfilm
Color bw
Sound sound
Film Category Documentary, Portrait
Text / Dialogue Estonian
Duration 31:22


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Director Valeria Anderson
Screenwriter Valeria Anderson
Cinematographer Mihkel Ratas
Composer Anti Marguste
Sound Designer Ülo Saar
Editor Irja Müür
Content Editor Raivo Rammus
Managing Director Ivi Lüllmaa

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  • Eesti Kultuurkapital
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  • Tallinnfilm