WV5454 : Seaweed Spreading

Seaweed Spreading
Seaweed Spreading
Spreading seaweed on the land at L'Etac.

Seaweed contains all the trace elements and plant nutrients necessary for healthy crops, in addition the alginates in Brown seaweeds (Phaeophyta) are reputed to be an excellent soil conditioner. In Jersey the special flavour of their new potatoes is thought to derive from the seaweed they spread on their fields locally known as Vraic (Wrack). The seaweed is also thought to suppress Eelworm in the potato crop and has been collected and spread by the Jersey farmers since the 12th century, when every farmer had the right to collect seaweed from the beach.
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Friday, 8 October, 2010   (more nearby)
Tuesday, 16 November, 2010
Farming activity   (more nearby)
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MGRS: geotagged! WV 5492 5449 [10m precision]
WGS84: 49:14.4432N 2:14.7295W
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MGRS: geotagged! WV 5495 5451
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West-southwest (about 247 degrees)
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