SU3231 : Maize crop near Houghton

taken 8 years ago, near to Houghton, Hampshire, Great Britain

Maize crop near Houghton
Maize crop near Houghton
In the past, maize was grown in Britain mainly as animal fodder, although sweetcorn varieties have been grown on a small scale in the south-east for the table. New varieties which will ripen in our climate have now been introduced.
In Victorian times maize for silage was cut green and fed to cattle in June and July. Today it is left to become as ripe as possible and harvested with a special machine which chops stalk, leaf and head together; it is then stored in silos. This particular crop is probably used as game crop.
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Date Taken
Monday, 25 January, 2010   (more nearby)
Submitted
Tuesday, 26 January, 2010
Category
Crops   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SU 324 311 [100m precision]
WGS84: 51:4.6988N 1:32.3152W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SU 323 310
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East-northeast (about 67 degrees)
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