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Photo-a-Day  (Tuesday, 23rd May, 2023)

Modern Way

Modern Way
Modern Way of farming down Standish Wood Lane.

Photo: Mick Byrne  (Panasonic DMC-TZ100)
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Comment by: Helen of Troy on 23rd May 2023 at 07:11

When we are told that the use of plastic must be stopped & we must recycle, recycle, recycle. How does this farmer dispose of this lot ?

Comment by: PeterP on 23rd May 2023 at 07:13

We see field upon field covered with this material lets hope it is biodegradable?

Comment by: Veronica on 23rd May 2023 at 07:55

That looks like a lorra, lorra plastic. Must be bio degradable…I hope.

Comment by: Poet on 23rd May 2023 at 08:30

It does look like it's breaking down quickly . Probably biodegradable polymer . Efficient but undeniably ugly . I believe it's used for vegetable crops rather than cereals .
Walk down here next month and the field ought to be verdant with carrot tops .

Comment by: Alan H on 23rd May 2023 at 09:42

I believe it’s to grow asparagus quickly. A big cash crop for the farmer.

Comment by: Bridge builder on 23rd May 2023 at 14:26

It's to grow maize and is fully biodegradable.

Comment by: Albert Einstein’s nephew, thrice temoved’s …… on 23rd May 2023 at 15:30

…… milkman, told me ……

“The most dangerous plastic is bio-degradable.
Plastic, in one mass, can be controlled. Once it has degraded it becomes more difficult to control, due to its particles becoming separated and mixing with other channels ie: foodstuffs”.

He should know what he’s talking about because he was a border-line-case in the eleven-plus results!

Comment by: Cyril on 23rd May 2023 at 15:33

I agree with you on it being biodegradable Poet, and I'd say it will probably have had the crop seeds attached to it. It would save on seed wastage and help stop the birds feeding on the seed and the resulting young green shoots, I suppose a bit like a protecting cloche that rots away as the seeds develop, if that what it is then what a great idea.

So Poet, come next month there will be loads of folk with carrot tops gathering in the field, reminds me of The Red Headed League and Sherlock Holmes.

Comment by: Poet on 23rd May 2023 at 18:01

Cyril , Holmes will no doubt be accompanied by ' What's up ' Doc Watson with all those juicy carrots to go at .

Comment by: Cyril on 23rd May 2023 at 20:23

Twill be elementary dear Poet, and at the mere mention of that 'wabbit' Elmer Fudd will more than likely appear too, with his blunderbuss.

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