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BANGKOK 23 May 2019 02:47
kevvy

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Today was a great day and seen the blue sky , that did not last long as 3 neighbors decided to burn their rice fields. 

Could not even seethe view of the mountains tops. They will never learn ...BURN BURN BURN

 

 

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I take it you're not a rice farmer then kevvy?

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Its cheaper to burn then to to cultivate, until that changes, no way a Thai will pay for a tractor, when they can just light it on fire. 

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I've seen them plough rice straw in, sometimes they use it for mulch for a different crop.

What they're burning now just seems to be be rubbish left from the soy bean harvest.

We bought a load for garden mulch, bean straw is very good for this.

 

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42 minutes ago, kevvy said:

No I am not ,I am an investor. If I was rice farmer I would get off my lazy arse and turn the rice back into the ground .It is called cultivation ..

You can always buy shares in a face mask producing company... and invest in a few masks for yourself.

 

33 minutes ago, jimmyyy said:

Its cheaper to burn then to to cultivate, until that changes, no way a Thai will pay for a tractor, when they can just light it on fire. 

Burning is part of what you guys loosely describe as cultivation.

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Matches are a lot cheaper than tractors and diesel. That's the way Thais view it. The cause-effect of burning resulting in smog is lost on them.

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4 hours ago, sceadugenga said:

I've seen them plough rice straw in, sometimes they use it for mulch for a different crop.

What they're burning now just seems to be be rubbish left from the soy bean harvest.

We bought a load for garden mulch, bean straw is very good for this.

 

too bad the government couldn't co invest and make this mulching a viable alternative and too valuable to burn, be a win win for all..

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6 hours ago, jimmyyy said:

Its cheaper to burn then to to cultivate, until that changes, no way a Thai will pay for a tractor, when they can just light it on fire. 

Back in the old days the Thai farmers use to mulch other crops or work it into the ground , they did not have tractors .How do I know this ,my wife was a farmer and as were her family and all her neighbors .

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8 hours ago, NanLaew said:

You can always buy shares in a face mask producing company... and invest in a few masks for yourself.

 

Burning is part of what you guys loosely describe as cultivation.

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9 hours ago, kevvy said:

No I am not ,I am an investor. If I was rice farmer I would get off my lazy arse and turn the rice back into the ground .It is called cultivation ..

you would pay for the plowing of course especially as the profit from rice growing is so small. My missus has over 200 rai of paddy, she doesn't burn but leaves the stubble left over from the combine harvester until planting time when the land is plowed, costs 50k. She won't be planting anything this year because the projection for rain is so poor.

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I have some respect and understanding for the profit farmers. What really grinds my gears is the people that are burning the sides of the road and the piles of slow smoking leaves in their garden.

 

I'm going to try and have a drink and a friendly talk with my neighbour next week. My kid will be born shortly and I really need it to stop.

 

I got the MIL and one neighbour to stop burning the trash which feels like a big win. Let's hope I can keep it going for my son's sake.

 

 

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