Eiríkur Blöndal, managing director of the Farmers’ Association of Iceland, said farmers in south Iceland, and below the Eyjafjöll mountain range in particular, will be hugely relieved if it turns out that the eruption in Eyjafjallajökull glacier has come to an end.
The ash fall from the eruption in Eyjafjallajökull has caused farmers in south Iceland a lot of trouble. Photo by Páll Stefánsson.
The association’s representatives will review the situation with farmers in the area today. Blöndal said farmers are mostly concerned about the need for hay, ruv.is reports.
Blöndal said it is more realistic now that the volcanic activity has stopped to make decisions on whether to apply fertilizers to pastures and how to deal with ash in the hay. It must also be determined which fields and highland pastures can be used.
If the eruption has indeed come to an end, it can be estimated how much hay farmers in the area can produce themselves and how much hay must be acquired from other farmlands.
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