Benefit of "Set-aside"

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  1. Fangman

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    Black fen land in 'set-aside' is something I thought I would never see - but EU rules states that a percentage of acreage must be left rough regardless of the quality of the land! These seeds will blow over the cultivated fields nearby, but attract the wildlife. Taken on a field mapping expedition and checking drainage and state of the fields in our medieval Feoffee Village Charity.

    Needless to say - out tenant was spoken to regarding his failure to either top or spray off before seeding to save trouble for his neighbours.
     
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    I wish the people with the nearby garden allotment to mine would be spoken to! They haven't visited at all this year, and the weeds are huge, with seeds blowing towards my plot.

    Were you super close for this shot, or using a zoom?
     
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    Using my catch-all Sigma 18-200 lens on the 350D Taken at the 200 end which equates to a 300mm on a 35mm SLR.

    Must be tempting to let a bit of Roundup slip on to the next plot and blame the weather!
     
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