We’re very nearly at the end of miscanthus harvest ’17, and this year’s season has been a triumph, with warmer than average weather through March, April and the first half of May.
Most of the harvest data is in and we’re pleased to report that we’ve had 33,000 tonnes declared with still over 750ha of declarations to follow.
The quality of the crop has been excellent. This is largely down to a long growing season – the miscanthus senesced early last autumn, due to some heavy frosts, and manycropsflowered, which means it’s had a long drying period and has been easier to cut and bale.
New market news:
We’re excited to officially announce that we’re now delivering miscanthus to two whole bale power stations.
Last year we began supplying Brigg power station in North Lincolnshire, and this spring we have been supplying the newly opened whole bale power station in Snetterton, Norfolk.
This news is key to our company vision as we continue to strive for sustainable market growth, and the demand for the crop is vast, so more planting is needed in 2018 to meet it.
Furthermore, we’ve seen a lower rejections rate, which is a great testament to our growers and contractors who have adhered to new bale specifications.