SU1625 : Maize crop near Bodenham

taken 8 years ago, near to Bodenham, Wiltshire, Great Britain

Maize crop near Bodenham
Maize crop near Bodenham
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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SU1625, 20 images   (more nearby )
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Date Taken
Wednesday, 27 July, 2011   (more nearby)
Submitted
Saturday, 30 July, 2011
Geographical Context
Lowlands  Farm, Fishery, Market Gardening 
Crop (from Tags)
Maize 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SU 1690 2573 [10m precision]
WGS84: 51:1.8413N 1:45.6227W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SU 1694 2571
View Direction
West-northwest (about 292 degrees)
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