FARMERS BURNING STRAW TO MAKE UP FOR DELAYS

Created: 8/16/1989

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COUNTRY: BULGARIA

SUBJ: FARMERS BURNING STRAW TO MAKE UP FOR DELAYS

SOURCE: SOFIA RABOTNICHESRO DELO IN BULGARIANUGEXT:

NATTRIBUTED REPORT: "WARNING TIP: BAN ON 'FLYING SAUCERS MADE OF STRAW'"))

((TEXT)) IT IS WELL-KNOWN HOW THE SHORT-LIVED SENSATIONAL STORY ENDED CONCERNING THE UNIDENTIFIED FLYING OBJECT THAT WAS RECENTLY REPORTED TO HAVE LANDED NEAR HOSCOW: UNPREJUDICED INVESTIGATIONSERFECTLY PROSAIC EXPLANATION, NAMELY THE COMBUSTIONARGE AMOUNT OF DRY GRASS. WE WOULD NOT MENTION THIS ATTEMPT TO MAKE UP FOR THE SUMMER SHORTAGE OF INTERESTING NEWSABRICATED STORY, IF THE DANGER HAD NOT RECENTLY ARISEN OF SIMILAR "LAUNCHING AREAS" ALSO APPEARING IN THE FIELDS OF BULGARIA.

DELAYS ARE OCCURRING IN COLLECTING THE STRAW FROM HARVESTED FIELDS, AND BECAUSE IN MANY AREAS THIS HAS BEGUN TO HINDER THE TIMELY COMPLETION OF THE BASIC SOIL CULTIVATION OPERATIONS, IT IS NO VONDER THAT CERTAIN LEADERSHIPS MAY BE TEMPTED "TOATCH TOITHOUT WASTING ANY TIME IN THINKING OF THE EXISTING CATEGORICAL PROHIBITION ON THIS. IT IS NOT SUPERFLUOUS TO REMIND

OURSELVES THAT THOUGH PROHIBITIONS NAY WELL EXIST, VIOLATIONS OF THESE PROHIBITION EXIST AS WELL.

THE LOWEST PERCENTAGES OF STRAW HAVE BEEN COLLECTED IN SOFIA, RAZGRAD, BURGAS. AND NIKHAYLOVGRAD OBLASTS (BETWEENNDERCENT). HARKED DIFTERENCES CAN BE NOTED IN THE WAY THE DIFFERENT MUNICIPALITIES ARE CARRYING OUT THIS AGRICULTURAL TASK. EW DAYS AGO VELIKO TURNOVO MUNICIPALITY HAD COMPLETEDERCENT OF THIS TASK, AND LOM MUNICIPALITY HAD COLLECTED THE STRAW FROMERCENT OF THE HARVESTED FIELDS, MIKHAYLOVGRAD MUNICIPALITY HAD ONLY COMPLETED ONE-THIRD OF THE WORK.

OF COURSE, OBJECTIVE REASONS DO EXIST. LARGE AMOUNTS OF STRAW LEFT OVER FROH LAST YEAR CAN BE SEEN, AND VILLAGE FARMERS ARE REFRAINING FROM COLLECTING AND BALING THE STRAW IN ORDER TO AVOID EXCESS EXPENDITURES (WHICH ARE NOT INSIGNIFICANT). HOWEVER, THE TRUE FARMERAY OUT, FOR EXAMPLE BY DISTRIBUTING UNLIMITED AMOUNTS OF STRAW TO PRIVATE FARMERS. OR BALING IT TO KEEP IT IN RESERVE FOR THE NEEDS OF STOCK!REEDING AND VEGETABLE PRODUCTION.

EVERY SOLUTION IS GOOD IN ITS OWN WAY, BUT ONE IS ABSOLUTELY UNACCEPTABLE, AND THAT IS BURNING!

WITHOUT MENTIONING THE DANGER PRESENTED BY STUBBLE BURNING, AND WITHOUT CONSIDERING IN DETAIL THE LOSSES, VHICH CAN VERY EASILY MULTIPLY (AS SUCH HATTERS ARE CLEAR TOET US REMIND 0UTSELVE5 OF THE EXTREMELY UNFAVORABLE ECOLOGICAL CONSEQUENCES. MANY OF US. IF NOT ALL, HAVE SEEN THE BLACK PATCHES CAUSED BY THE

FIRES, THE SOIL BAKED HARD ASEARTH CARRIES SUCH

WOUNDSONG TIME, AND THEY ARE NOT EASILY CURED.

THUS, THE "LANDING" OF SUCH "FLYING SAUCERS" MADE OF STRAW MUST CONTINUE TO BE PROHIBITED. IF THE TELL-TALE SIGNS OF ORANGE FLAMES SHOULD NEVERTHELESS APPEAR ANYWHERE, OUR READERS KNOW WHOM TO INFORM OF THE VIOLATION.

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