The film is dedicated to the history of the problem of soil fertility. Filming from space. Fields of wheat, maize, beet. Harvesting. Agronomists VI Manchenko, PG Zolotarev, NI Senchenko and others in the fields at work. Agronomist AZ Ivashchenko during a visit to the National Agronomic Institute of France in Paris, the International Chamber of Weights and Measures in the suburb of Paris. Photos of Paris in 1900.
Monument to Professor VV Dokuchaev, his photographs and books.
Newsreels: dust storms, production processes in agriculture in different countries; performance Lysenko from the podium, the planting of trees.
Director of the Russian Research Institute of Viticulture and Winemaking Ya Potapenko at the meeting; surveyors conducted survey area.
Newsreel of World War II: German soldiers digging the earth; echelons of Russian land sent to Germany; agricultural work in the field in areas liberated from the Nazis Soviet Union.
The Great Patriotic War.