Burning stubble

Burning stubble

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Credit: DR NEIL OVERY/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

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Caption: Farmer setting fire to stubble in a field. Burning the stubble after harvest eliminates weeds and pests from the ground. However, it also creates huges amounts of smoke and releases carbon dioxide into the atmosphere. Photographed near Riebeek Kasteel, Western Cape, South Africa.

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