Silent killer lurks in a bale of hay

  • Silent killer lurks in a bale of hay
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    This wealth of knowledge in horse breeding, Ted Walsh, can be widely interesting in a radio interview, and being deadly serious about the real danger to the welfare of the horse are very visible this time of year.
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This wealth of knowledge in horse breeding, Ted Walsh, can be widely interesting in a radio interview, and being deadly serious about the real danger to the welfare of the horse are very visible this time of year.

Ted talked about the Ragwort, the noxious weed and the Bane of farmers is widely perceived as the responsibility of local authorities, as it persists on roadsides, Islands and abandoned public places.

At one time, farmers, abandoned fields, usually as hopeless, was brought to responsibility for weed control. The Department of agriculture began a patrol in the area; in these days of intensive agriculture, there are a few abandoned corners.

Ragwort (Senecio jacobaea), or bulkishawns, bulterins or builleachain buidhe, yellow is the danger of grazing animals, especially horses, to swallow his withered remains deep in the hay.

It contains poisons attack the liver, causing cirrhosis and painful death. This is seen as the cause of almost half of all agricultural stock poisoning.

It is a deceptive plant for most people, appearing as part of the gold to the casual observer and pass through the infested field may feel more sinful than to carefully go through wheat or barley, as insects and all of those things plenty.

Plants provide a haven for bees and butterflies, hoverflies and butterflies feed on pollen and nectar, the most attractive local people, yellow-striped caterpillars of the cinnabar moth.

No more life in a patch of Ragwort than the fields around it.

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It is bold and can be seen as the antidote to modern intensive agriculture, which, with his scientific training essentially kills most insects.

I see Ragwort in abandoned lots with yellow defiant guards. In the summer heat and rains that turned some of the fields in the landscapes of the mushrooms at night, it may take a settled composure, and consistency of the bedding, when not grazed for a long time.

It is dangerous Daisy drives farmers into paroxysms of anger when they see it seeding on roadsides as the proliferation of threats to their crops, the bearer of poison slipped into their grazing stock. They are very vocal about the responsibility of the Board of control for cutting or spraying herbicide.

Ragwort becomes opposite colonist to Louga, almost imperceptibly for mowing, lost in the deep depths of the Seine.

Sheep harvest around the beginning of the growth or bite without obvious effects, cattle can eat it, if distorted herbicides, horses will avoid the growing plant, but unable to face the silent fate in the feed winter days.

John Clare, the poet of the English countryside, saw the beauty of the ragged leaves of Ragwort: “I love to see you foul up the gold.” But many of the country folk had a more realistic Outlook on life, and knew that it must be pulled out and left to be burned with other trash, in the autumn of farm fires.

They called him sometimes “fart-Mare” or “stinking Willie” (smell when crushed), names that can sound authentic Ted Walsh, the legend of the world of horses, people, who cares about the welfare of animals.

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