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Adrian Colston
The roads in Devon are running brown again with maize field mud - it's a scandal - soil is not a renewable resource
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Naradaian 21 Dec 15
Replying to @GeorgeMonbiot
@Eco_AdrianC it's bin goin on in the SW for over 40 yards, farmers don't plant trees or ground cover or do interplanting
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Ben King 🌍 21 Dec 15
Replying to @Dartmoor_AC
@Eco_AdrianC Yes. Soil should be covered at this time of year - esp. on our steeper Devon slopes with sandy soils.
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Louise Burton 21 Dec 15
Replying to @GeorgeMonbiot
@Eco_AdrianC And this will silt up streams & rivers & cause more flooding.
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Copsework 21 Dec 15
Replying to @Dartmoor_AC
@Eco_AdrianC I won't work for your lot as they're crap at paying but farmers usually pay on time & know good Hedgelaying from bad.
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Rob 21 Dec 15
Replying to @GeorgeMonbiot
@Eco_AdrianC saw one spreading slurry in the pouring rain near Carnforth earlier.
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Colin Dunn 21 Dec 15
Replying to @Dartmoor_AC
@Eco_AdrianC I can remember making fuss 30 years ago about topsoil running off fields here via vertical ploughing. NFU thought I was loopy.
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Hefin Ieuan Jones 21 Dec 15
Replying to @Dartmoor_AC
@Eco_AdrianC soil and nutrient being washed off the land is the last thing that farmers want to happen , extreme weather making it hard
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Hefin Ieuan Jones 21 Dec 15
Replying to @hefsjones
@Eco_AdrianC er because loosing soil and nutrient only creating higher cost to re nutrient the land to grow food again
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Adrian Colston 21 Dec 15
Replying to @hefsjones
Agreed - field in question on slope on sandy soil but not extreme rain - unfortunately too common here in Devon - thus tweet
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Hefin Ieuan Jones 21 Dec 15
Replying to @hefsjones
@Eco_AdrianC we have root crops and thank god we have not grazed them yet ore it would be same here with all the rain Not ploughed helps us
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Adrian Colston 21 Dec 15
Replying to @hefsjones
absolutely and good luck - who knows what we will get before spring
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David 21 Dec 15
@Eco_AdrianC and harm to aquatic life, plant and animal
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David 21 Dec 15
Replying to @hefsjones
@Eco_AdrianC true but some farmers are better stewards than others
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Jane Dalton 21 Dec 15
Replying to @sufiscot
@Eco_AdrianC Shocking.
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Jane Dalton 21 Dec 15
@Eco_AdrianC It's just not sustainable.
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Hefin Ieuan Jones 21 Dec 15
Replying to @organicgay
@Eco_AdrianC thats is true in every profession ! Some conserfationist ideas destroy wildlife while others manage it!
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Ginny 28 Dec 15
Replying to @RobaireBeckwith
.@Eco_AdrianC trouble around the Wye too, of course!
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