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Featured Video Titles

Listed below are some of our featured titles, available for sale online. We also have a complete list of our catalog of productions for sale.
Defending Your Home and Property From Wildfires - order (dvd) , order (vhs)
Defending Your Home and Property From Wildfires Summary: Wildfires destroy thousands of acres of land each year, creating millions of dollars in damage and property loss.To protect your home and property, check out the techniques demonstrated in this video including: how to make landscaping fire resistant, creating fire protection zones around your property, examining structural elements of homes and other buildings for fire safety, making your property accessible to firefighters and emergency personnel. Learn how to take safety precautions and set-up fire defenses for homes and properties in many types of environments including: Woodlands Pine forests Grasslands, Mountainous areas, Cities and towns near wild lands.
Length: 40 minutes
 
Skin Cancer Prevention for the Agricultural Employee - order(dvd), order(vhs)
Skin Cancer Prevention for the Agricultural Employee

Summary: There are many potentially life threatening dangers in the farming industry, but one life threatening killer is invisible. You can’t smell it, or hear it coming. Over one million Americans develop skin cancer every year, making it the most common of all cancers in the United States. In the past 10 years the number of cases of melanoma, the least common but most dangerous form of skin cancer, has increased more rapidly than any other cancer. Farming is one of the most dangerous occupations in the country when it comes to developing various forms of skin cancers.

This video shows the proper methods used to protect against harmful, and sometimes lethal, sun damage. Learn the facts about skin cancer, including ways to recognize potential skin cancer, and how to treat skin cancer once it’s been diagnosed.
Length: 16 minutes

 
Winning Sports Nutrition 2000- watch preview, order(dvd), order(vhs)
Winning Sports Nutrition 2000 Training tips from college and professional athletes, coaches and sports dietitians show athletes how to choose the right kinds of foods for top performance in any sport.....how to drink the right fluids to prevent fatigue, muscle cramps and other problems caused by dehydration.....and how to decide whether or not to use vitamin or mineral supplements.
 
Selecting, Planting, and Caring for Landscape Trees - order
Selecting, Planting, and Caring for Landscape Trees Summary: Selecting a healthy tree from the wide variety available in a nursery can be quite a challenge. The latest planting procedure used for landscape trees is a key aspect for successful growth. This video provides information on how to select trees from a nursery for any landscape environment, proper ways to plant trees, and how to care for newly planted landscape trees.
Length: 31 minutes
 
Pruning Techniques and Selecting the Proper Pruning Tool- watch preview, order
Pruning Techniques and Selecting the Proper Pruning Tool This is volume one of the Gardening and Landscaping video series from the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences at the University of Arizona. John Begeman, urban horticulturist with the University of Arizona, demonstrates pruning techniques on a variety of plants and shrubs. This video shows how to prune plants in the wintertime and how to prepare them for new spring growth.
Length: 30 minutes
 
Compost: Materials, Containers, and Methods- watch preview, order
Compost: Materials, Containers, and Methods Composting garden and landscape waste material makes a rich source of organic matter that improves garden soils and makes them more productive. Recycling green waste such as grass clippings, leaves, and tree trimmings can also help save precious space in our landfills.

John Begeman, urban horticulturist with the University of Arizona, provides information about the kinds of raw materials that can be used to make compost. John explains the step by step process for making compost and shows how to use compost to improve and enrich your garden soil. John also demonstrates various types and styles of composting containers, both homemade and those available at garden centers and home supply stores.
Length: 25 minutes
 
Greenhouse Hydroponics From Seed To Harvest- order
Greenhouse Hydroponics From Seed To Harvest Hydroponics is a system for growing plants without soil, using nutrients and water. In this video, Dr. Gene Giacomelli and Dr. Patricia Rorabaugh from the Department of Plant Sciences at the University of Arizona explain the basic structures and procedures used in operating a hydroponics greenhouse. This growing system produces great results for teachers, students, researchers, commercial growers, hobbyists and horticultural therapists. The video also covers techniques for greenhouse planting, plant management and pruning, using bees for pollination and crop harvesting.
Length: 29 minutes
 
How Water Moves Through Soil - order
How Water Moves Through Soil Summary: Presents basic concepts of soil and water science, by using time-lapse video in a series of laboratory demonstrations, plus video of various soil conditions in nature. Concepts presented include soil types and textures, capillary and gravitational movement of water through soils, soil's water holding capacity, stratified soils and multi-directional flow of water through soils. Ideal for students or people working with agricultural fields, golf courses, parks, landscapes, athletic fields, wetlands or landfills.
Length: 30 minutes
 
How Chemicals Move Through Soil- order
How Chemicals Move Through Soil Summary: Ideal for viewers concerned with water quality and other groundwater issues. This video looks closely at how chemicals move through various soil types and conditions, especially chemicals carried by water. Concepts presented include chemical transport (diffusion, convection and hydrodynamic dispersion) ... Chemical interactions (adsorption, absorption, desorption, cation exchange) ... and chemical transformations (hydrolysis, photolysis, oxidation and reduction) as they occur in soil. Computer models actively demonstrate comparisons of different chemicals as they move through soil. Excellent for students and people working with agriculture, golf courses, parks, landscaping, athletic fields, wetlands or landfills.
Length: 30 minutes
 

 

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