The 1974 Prince Philip Prize for Australian industrial design has been marred to a plough.?
The 1974 Prince Philip Prize for Australian industrial design has been marred to a plough. Known as the Rmyip Slipper lmp, the prize winning plough was developed by Mr. P.A. Yeomans and Mr. John Ryan of Sydney. The award was announced in Brisbane tonight by the Industrial Design Council of Australia. The judges said they believed it would make a world-wide impact or agriculture. Jiu Revitt reports.
SOME AUTHORITIES CLAIM THAT THE PLOUGH RATES AS THE MOST POWERFUL AGRICULTURE INVENTION IN THE HISTORY OF MAN. IT HAS, OVER THE CENTURIES, ENABLED BASIC FOOD PRODUCTION TO MORE OR LESS KEEP PACE WITH POPULATION GROWTH.
IN ADVANCED COUNTRIES, PROGRESS HAS BEEN COINCIDENTAL WITH THE DEVELOPMENT AND USE OF MORE EFFICIENT PLOUGHS.
IF PROGRESS AND PLOUGHING GO HAND IN HAND THEN THIS PLOUGH COULD HELP PROVIDE THE ANSWER TO ONE OF THE MOST PRESSING PROGLES NOW THREATENING MAKING ... THE WORLD FOOD ORISIS.
THIS IS THE BUNYOP SLIPPER IMP, SAID TO BE A REVOLUTIONARY DEVELOPMENT IN THE TECHNIQUE OF SOIL CULTIVATION. IT WAS DEIGNED IN AUSTRALIA AND AT FIRST SIGHT LOOKS SIMILAR TO THE COMMON CHISEL PLOUGH, BUT THIS PLOUGH WITH ITS VARIOUS DIGGING HEADS WORKS LIKE NO OTHER. IT'S CLAIMED THAT THESE SLIPPERS, AS THEY'RE CALLED, WILL PENETRATE THE SUBSOIL AND CULTIVATE WHERE NO OTHER IMPLEMENT CAN WORK, AND DO THE JOB BEHIND AND ORDINARY TRACTOR.
IN ADDITION THIS SPECIALLY DEVELOPED ATTACHMENT MAKES THE SHARP EDGED PLOUGHING SHANKS VIBRATE. THE POWERED VIBRATION HELPS THE PLOUGH DOORS JOB OF SOIL DEVELOPMENT, SUBSOIL CONVERSION AND PASTURE IMPROVEMENT.
THE ??? DIG DEEP AND SHATTER THE EARTH UPWARD. THIS CONTRASTS WITH MOST PLOUGHS WHICH HAVE A FORWARD POWER-ABSORBING TEARING ACTION.
THERE IS MINIMAL DISTURBANCE OF THE SURFACE OVER AND THE SOIL IS AERATED TO CONSIDERABLE DEPTH.
MR. P.A. YEOMAN'S, ONE OF THE DESIGNERS OF THE PLOUGH, BELIEVES THE SOLUTION TO THE WORLD'S FOOD PROBLEMS IS IN THE UNAPPED ???TH OF THE SUBSOIL ... AND THAT'S WHERE HIS PLOUGH WORKS BEST. HE MAINTAINS THAT THE FUTURE OF MANKIND IS IN THE HANDS OF THE WORLD'S FARMERS AND THEY NEED NEW ED??? LIKE THIS TO TAP THE RESORUCES OF THE SUBSOIL.