SY9093 : Maize stubble near East Morden

taken 8 years ago, near to East Morden, Dorset, Great Britain

Maize stubble near East Morden
Maize stubble near East Morden
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.
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SY9093, 6 images   (more nearby )
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Date Taken
Sunday, 31 January, 2010   (more nearby)
Submitted
Thursday, 4 February, 2010
Category
Stubble fields   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SY 904 939 [100m precision]
WGS84: 50:44.6775N 2:8.1861W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SY 902 939
View Direction
East-southeast (about 112 degrees)
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