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Film - The Pyrethrum Story

c 1960
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Colour film showing process of growing / use of the Pyrethrum flower as a natural insecticide, and also promoting the use of products based upon it. Shot in Kenya for the most part. Also shows refining plant in the 'Belgian Congo'. Film digresses into shots of Kenyan tourist sites / other parts of visit of the main protagonist (narrator) - an American invited to the country to see the Pyrethrum production process.

Sites shown include Nahuru West (Kenyan rail shipping station), "Department of Agriculture" research station in Molo, and Trappack, Belgian Congo.

Pyrethrum control was used on cattle as well as crops, and the film closes by promoting its safe use in domestic situations.

Made by Tribune Films. It is not clear whether Coopers were involved in the production of the film, although they did use Pyrethrum.


c 1960

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