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Field of gold early this morning.


Field of gold early this morning.

We're surrounded by rye, I'm happy it isn't rape!



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and no sign of black grass. The farmers fields around us are being attacked badly by the black grass. Went round to our neighbours farm this week and the field next to the road down to the farm is covered with black grass. The crops are being smothered as they cannot spray for it they took the spray off the market that worked on the grass and have not replaced it with anything else yet.

15 Jul, 2016

 

ps. posted before I remembered to say it looks lovely, love open fields of crops. :O)

15 Jul, 2016

 

Thank goodness, no black stuff here in the fields. I remember seeing it in Hannah Hauxwells wild flower meadow though. Is it one of those grasses which just takes over in an unbalanced environment, which I suppose big fields of rye crops are.

15 Jul, 2016

 

Think it grows and smothers the crop. It reduces the crop considerably. They can combine the crop after the grass has died and gone to seed, but with greatly reduced yields and of course the seed is in the ground for next year, no spray to kill it off. Think they are working on creating a spray, saw something about it on Country file a few weeks back. We have seen a field of wheat near us where the farmer has sprayed off large patches with roundup in an attempt to kill off the black grass. Think it is a bit of an experiment for him looking at the field it looks really strange big orange coloured bare patches and the rest is green wheat stalks.

15 Jul, 2016

 

I wonder what they did with this before "spray on" solutions? I wouldn't eat any rye produced in fields sprayed with Roundup... what a nightmare. Perhaps the solution is not to fool with mother nature.

15 Jul, 2016



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