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  1. And what was it.... 2 years ago I believe, that there was to be an upsurge in solar power production. One of our land plots out in the sticks was earmarked for a 20 rai solar farm. 4verything was above board and paperwork was filled out, submitted, and stamped. Pre-approval was given and a downpayment was paid out. Then....... silence..... nothing but silence. The projects were shelved. No explanation - just shelved. Now??? Going back to coal... WTH????
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    Rubber Trees

    Isn't it just!!!!!! Sent from my SM-N900 using Thailand Forum - Thaivisa mobile app
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    Rubber Trees

    Not really cobbler..... we staggered our planting over a 7 year period. The last "opening" was 2 years ago, then 3 yrs ago, and so on... The biggest downfalls for us in the upper north are the tapping season period. Had a lot of rain and a long leaf-less season. Total tapping period was 3.5 months (if that!). The 50K baht is in-hand money total. My friend, Krisada Boonrach is the present Secretary of Agriculture... Yes, I know (and he knows!!!) that he has no agriculture experience so.... with that in mind, plus this pacman "government", I can't see a silver lining in the cloud. Unfortunately, there is no good solution to these record low rubber prices. He did try to get some sort of pact going with 5 other rubber producing countries but that has since, been quiet or shelved. Oh.... and plus the fact that the buyers in town(s) have colluded with each other as to the very low prices. Lowest seen was 10 or 11 baht. Sent from my SM-N900 using Thailand Forum - Thaivisa mobile app
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    Rubber Trees

    No mate. No more farm equipment. Got 10 rubber farms, the farmhouse, 3 shophouses, and the house we're living in near the city to sell. Then continue with the bucket list as time and sales go. Sent from my SM-N900 using Thailand Forum - Thaivisa mobile app
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    Rubber Trees

    We open our final one this year after the leaves come back out. 14 rai but still the <deleted> low prices in Fang, Mar Ai, & Chai Prakarn districts. Selling the whole lot of plantations (still!!!!) 125 rai. Made 50,000 baht profit last year on 100 + rai. Disgusted. Sent from my SM-N900 using Thailand Forum - Thaivisa mobile app
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    Smoke, Smog, Dust 2016-2017 Chiang Mai

    Looks far too low compared with others. Sent from my [device_name] using http://Thailand Forum - Thaivisa mobile app
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    Smoke, Smog, Dust 2016-2017 Chiang Mai

    We had a small pig farm and had the Agri people come in and build an underground Biogas collector. The volume was approx 2 tons and worked well. The pig manure was (of course) used as fertilizer. The cost was around 20K baht. Sent from my SM-N900 using Tapatalk
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    Smoke, Smog, Dust 2016-2017 Chiang Mai

    Agreed. Let's put anotherspanner in the works and talk about the chemical salespeople that say(and I've actually heard this said), "With these products, we can enhance the burnt ash to double the effect of your output" ..... <deleted>Sakes! Sent from my SM-N900 using Tapatalk
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    Smoke, Smog, Dust 2016-2017 Chiang Mai

    I taught the village how to make compost. Many did it for a while and were in general, pleased with the outcome BUT after a few years, the "lazy factor" kicked in again and it was back to burning and chemical fertilizers. Sent from my [device_name] using http://Thailand Forum - Thaivisa mobile app
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    Smoke, Smog, Dust 2016-2017 Chiang Mai

    Though the Unhealthy bar has been raised (again) most schools have "indoors sport day" on days like these.... I was watching the Thai news the other day .... Chiang Mai was worse than Bangkok except for Din Daeng roadside BUT Chiang Mai was not mentioned. Many expats that have been here a while know of news blackouts for one event or another and the message "someone" might be trying to get across to Joe Public. Sent from my SM-N900 using Tapatalk
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    Smoke, Smog, Dust 2016-2017 Chiang Mai

    If you look on the west side of Route 107, often enough, you see the boys in green doing large burnoffs annually. No doubt this year will be in the tradition. Sent from my [device_name] using http://Thailand Forum - Thaivisa mobile app
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    Smoke, Smog, Dust 2016-2017 Chiang Mai

    Folks, smoking season is early this year.... Get your air filters up and running and try to wear N95 face masks. Sent from my [device_name] using http://Thailand Forum - Thaivisa mobile app
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    Smoke, Smog, Dust 2016-2017 Chiang Mai

    There's a lot of (small) local burning going on. Folks preparing land for farming and sales. Sent from my [device_name] using http://Thailand Forum - Thaivisa mobile app
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    Smoke, Smog, Dust 2016-2017 Chiang Mai

    Home Pro usually has N95 Scotch 3M masks. These filter out PM 2.5 particles. Sent from my [device_name] using http://Thailand Forum - Thaivisa mobile app
  15. Ummmm... they could be related... exhaust and all that ya know.... especially 2 strokes! Sent from my [device_name] using http://Thailand Forum - Thaivisa mobile app
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