Friday, 19 August 2011

Maize oddity

We are seeing multiple ear syndrome were multiple cobs form at the same nodes as in the picture, right.

The cause is thought to be related to shock at early formation caused by cold weather and genetic with some varieties displaying more of a predisposition to the abnormality.

Anyone experienced this before?

I went on holiday

Sitting on a Wizz Air flight last week when the lady in front decided that it was time to reduce what little leg room I had even further. 

I wouldn't have minded if she was sleeping but no, she wanted to lie back and relax while reading her book. 

Meanwhile I had 10cm in which to entertain a 6 month old baby. 

Also I had to bribe passport control 60 quid to let us out of the country. 

Here's a free tip for those looking to visit Ukraine in the near future; do not under any circumstances fly in to or out of the city airport, it is staffed by professional thieves and vagabonds.

94% of statistics are made up on the spot

Agricultural Policy and Food Minister Mykola Prysiazhniuk has said that the grain harvest is all but over with 94% of crops threshed.

Mykola should get out of Kiev more often.

I have spent the last few days driving all over Ukraine and combines are still very much in abundance.