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This field is located few meters far from the one where I took images of soybean being harvest and winter corn being planted in the same time.
Here we can see the remains of soybean in the ground. Few years ago it was usual local farmers put fire on these remains and fossick the soil, exposing it for the hard sun as European did. When the heavy rains arrived the soil was washed and escaped for the rivers and big tracks of erosion were created. In the 1980's the government of Paraná State did a project to save the soil creating terraces to prevent the erosion, using the straw to protect the ground, avoiding the turning over of the soil and protecting it, that is our most fabulous treasure.
Anyway while you don't turn the soil over you should to use herbicides and some weeds become more resistant, as two samples we can see here.
Here we can see the tracks where the seeds of winter corn were planted and we can see the baby plants, the straw would be protected them and the soil for the sun and the rains, preserving humidity and the worms. Few days after this same field that looks so empty and dry would be extremely green.
Blessed the guys who produces our food of everyday, but whose value is easily forgotten in the big cities.
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Esse campo fica alguns metros distante do outro local onde tirei fotos de uma plantação de soja sendo colhida enquanto o milho safrinha estava sendo plantado.
Nessa foto temos a palhada da soja no solo. Há poucos anos era comum os agricultores atearem fogo à palhada e revolverem o solo, o expondo ao sol e à chuva como faziam os europeus, isso deixava o solo frágil e a erosão levada o solo para os rios, criando grandes valetas. Na década de 1980 o governo do PR fez um projeto para preservar o solo, criou terraços e microbacias e incentivou o plantio-direto que preservada a palhada na lavoura, algo que preservava o nosso maior tesouro, o solo vulcânico tão fértil. Contudo, sem arar o solo as ervas daninhas tem que ser mortas com herbicidas e algumas, como essas duas espécies que aparecem na foto, ficam mais resistentes.
Vemos aqui as trilhas de plantio do milho e as plantinhas crescendo nelas, vemos ainda como a palhada protege o solo do sol e da chuva, mantendo a umidade e a vida. Poucos dias depois, essa paisagem que parece vazia e árida estava completamente verde.
Bendito seja quem produz o alimento nosso de cada dia, mas cujo valor é esquecido nas grandes cidades!

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  • Copyright: Jorge Dias (jmdias) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 12525 W: 174 N: 25384] (109105)
  • Genre: Luoghi
  • Medium: Colore
  • Date Taken: 2020-02-23
  • Esposizione: f/0.6, 30 secondi
  • Versione Foto: Versione Originale
  • Date Submitted: 2021-05-19 1:33
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