Potato cultivation in colour.
Summer: Children are sitting on the seadike near the village of Wierum, salt marshes, small house next to the dike.
Spring: Farmer on the field with a scissor plow drawn by three horses; a farmer on the field with horse and harrow; a man is making holes with a potatodrill, sowing potatoes by hand, man with two horses and harrow, in the background is a mill. Tractor with harrow with church in the background. The roll up of the potato backs; sowing the potatoes by hand and machinal sowing potatoes with the use of a horse. Sowing pre-sprouted potatoes. Tulipfields with tulips in bloom, diverse shots of flora and fauna, potato-plants. Images around the farm with little lambs, sheep and cows; potatoes in bloom, the farmer is contolling the potatoes (selection of the sick plants), sign with (translated) ‘test field inspection service Friesland’, people controlling the plants. Numbered signs are placed on the field. A big sign which says: Potato test field, grub date, sowing size, sowing distance, NV Fobek, Leeuwarden. A sign with the name of the potato (Bintje). Removal of haulm by hand. Machinal haulm flaps, the grubbing of the potatoes by hand. The collecting of the potatoes by hand and with the tractor. Collecting the sacks with potatoes with a horse drawn cart. Transport of the potatoes. Premises of the company Hettema and sons in Leeuwarden. A big company of men is standing in front of the building, looking at the fields.
Images of St. Quintin in France. A church on a square with flags in the wind. Busy street with cars, lorries. A policemen is controlling the traffic. A train arrives. The water tower of St. Quintin. People are standing on the platform. The exterior of the trainstation. Art Deco monument lighthouse Isle Bridge. War memorial for the First and Second World War and the wars in Indochina and Algeria. Shots of the surroundings. Exterior of the buffet hotel. Big fields with potatoes. Diverse labour on the fields, a delegation is inspecting the potatofields.