Photo-a-Day (Tuesday, 23rd May, 2023)
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 ?
We see field upon field covered with this material lets hope it is biodegradable?
That looks like a lorra, lorra plastic. Must be bio degradable…I hope.
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 .
I believe it’s to grow asparagus quickly. A big cash crop for the farmer.
It's to grow maize and is fully biodegradable.
…… 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!
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.
Cyril , Holmes will no doubt be accompanied by ' What's up ' Doc Watson with all those juicy carrots to go at .
Twill be elementary dear Poet, and at the mere mention of that 'wabbit' Elmer Fudd will more than likely appear too, with his blunderbuss.