Latest Crop Circle!!! Waylands Smithy, Oxfordshire
ridiculous claim of £600,000 of damage.
At 250m x 60m in size, it takes up about 1.5 hecatres.
Wheat yields are about 8 tonnes a hectare and wheat spot prices around £120 a tonne.
Total value of the crop damaged: £1,400 ish.
To get to £600,000 the aliens would have had to salt the earth in spite when they finished! 😉Posted 8 years ago
Its an ariel shot of a green field, a fairly high ariel shot so as to fit in its 250m length….nearly impossible to tell its wheat (or barley) from such a distance IMO unless you are some kind of crop expert? Dont tell me, you’re an ariel crop sprayer!
Should ask Pigface above to go and clarify what the crop is as only lives 4 miles awayPosted 8 years agocaledoniaMember
600,000 is not unreasonable.
It’s Vandalism, trespassing, then there are the further visitors trespassing.
If there is further damage to the field, then it won’t be worthwhile combining any of it, so the whole yield is wasted.
Not just the Crop either, the straw for bedding which will need to be replaced, or lost revenue from that.
If the field cannot be properly harvested, then next years crop rotation will also be wasted, and then how many more after that.
If you want to do it, buy your own field, work the land for years, cultivate it, plant it, and then ruin it !
Vandalism, plain and simple.
Yes I did grow up on a farm, and yes I do know what I’m talking about.
[/Rant]Posted 8 years agocaledoniaMember
it’s the whole thing, like i said, that field will potantially be a total loss.
If it can’t be properly harvested then it’ll take days to rip out.
And as I said, if the farmer can’t properly rotate next year because of it, then there is a knock on effect.
Add to that, EACH possible prosecution for Trasspassing.
Then an prosecution for the initial vandalism.
It’s not just as simple as ‘cost per acre’ !Posted 8 years ago
Was the point I made !timberMember
so that’s £1400 for the lost crop, £600 for the farmers trouble and £558,000 in legal tat
It will be an arse to harvest through the thick lines that cross the header, those aren’t cheap
All in all, a lot of wasted man hours spent and to be spent, last thing I’d want is a field I have to f about with for an extra day, especially such a large clear easy fieldPosted 8 years agotakisawa2Subscriber
The £600k is probably the cost of all the flight time used in viewing the bloody things.
Quite ironic really, while some poor feckers struggle to raise crops to feed their families, a bunch of bored middle class pricks see fit to destroy perfectly good crops in order to create pretty patterns.Posted 8 years agoglenhSubscriber
The BBC seem to have revised the figure to £600:Posted 8 years ago
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