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Impressive yields for 13-year-old Miscanthus crop on drought-prone land

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North Lincolnshire arable farmers, Ambrose and Edward Fowler, have been growing their Miscanthus crop for 13 years on drought-prone unproductive land, and have seen annual yield increases with no fertiliser applied over this time. “The crop yielded 13t/ha in 2020, with no other inputs apart from very occasional use of a non-selective herbicide before the […]

Terravesta commits to Race to Zero

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Terravesta has pledged to reaching net zero by 2040 by committing to the international Race to Zero campaign. We’re passionate about sustainable farming and decarbonising our economy, and it’s also essential that our own business prioritises net zero by 2040 at the very latest. The Race To Zero is a global campaign to rally leadership […]

Welcoming our new operations manager to the team

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Terravesta welcomes Jonathan Backhouse to the team this spring, as operations manager. Key to his role is working with new growers to get Miscanthus off to the best possible start as well as supporting them through the crop’s life. Jonathan’s background is rooted in agriculture, coming from an agri-engineering family, and he has held numerous […]

New renewable energy plant strengthens trade ties between UK and Moldova

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On 23 February, the first biomass thermal power plant, using British agri-tech, was officially opened in Chisinau, the capital of Moldova. This occasion marked the start of the transition of the energy supply system from imported fossil gas to renewable energy. The newly-installed 150kW biomass thermal power plant is a project pilot. The project aims […]

New executive team to grow the Miscanthus bio-economy

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Terravesta has big ambitions to tackle the climate crisis and deliver a low carbon economy by upscaling the planting of its Miscanthus Performance Hybrids. Key to building the Miscanthus bio-economy is testing and securing enough supply of our hybrids, upscaling planting and linking the supply of these raw materials with a near-industrial scale of sustainable […]

Supporting you through Miscanthus harvest 2021

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Following on from the 2020 harvest and some of the best yields ever recorded for Miscanthus, we are all looking forward to what the 2021 harvest will yield. Thank you to all those who attended our ‘Miscanthus Growers Forum’ this month. Here we updated growers on the ‘Terravesta Harvest Hub’, our new innovative information management […]

Terravesta Harvest Hub launched

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Ahead of 2021 Miscanthus harvest, Terravesta has launched its innovative ‘Harvest Hub’ streamlined information management system to help growers to upload and access their harvest data at the click of a button. The Harvest Hub will ensure that sustainability data is captured, and in future this data will assist in grower’s carbon sequestration reporting. “It’s […]

Research shows Miscanthus stabilises flooded soils

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The low input carbon negative crop Miscanthus is hailed a robust diversification option for an arable or mixed enterprise. New research shows that it not only thrives on waterlogged land, it helps to stabilise flooded soils. Results of a study from the Institute of Biological Environmental and Rural Sciences (IBERS) at Aberystwyth University in 2019 […]

Miscanthus was “100% the right decision” for Yorkshire farmer

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Rob Meadley, Brown and Co agricultural business consultant and East Yorkshire arable farmer, grows 12 hectares of Miscanthus on varying quality, outlying land which previously wasn’t delivering a viable return with arable crops. His Miscanthus is coming up to eight years old and after a difficult start in April 2012 where planting was followed by […]

Our chairman’s 2020 festive message

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As I write this from Tier 3 Lockdown Lincolnshire, who would have believed that after all of the drama of last year, it would be capped by something so much more dramatic this year! 2019, floods; 2020, plague; 2021, swarms? Well, let’s hope not, but who knows what lies in store? At Terravesta our collective […]

New land opportunity: 15 year crop licence backed by end-user

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Bio-energy crop specialist, Terravesta is seeking suitable land to supply dedicated biomass power stations. Guaranteed, blue chip contract Capital investment not essential Attractive and contracted, RPI linked long term returns Planting in spring 2022 and beyond Exclusive Miscanthus Hybrid, Terravesta Athena™ If you have, or know someone with appropriate land yet to be drilled, uncertain […]

Terravesta joins agri-tech hub

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Sustainable grass specialist announced as first member of Barclays Eagle Lab Farm in Lincoln A company that produces Miscanthus grasses to improve soil health and provide an alternative to fossil fuels has been named as the first member of a dedicated Agri-Tech hub. Terravesta, based at Barclay’s Eagle Lab Farm in Lincoln, is a specialist […]

Scaling-up of Miscanthus needed to meet net-zero targets

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Bioenergy crops such as Miscanthus play a key role in the first detailed roadmap for a fully decarbonised nation, in the sixth carbon budget from the Committee on Climate Change (CCC), issued In December 2020. According to the report, polluting emissions in the UK must decrease by 78% by 2035, and energy crops and bio […]

Miscanthus key to Shropshire Farmer’s net zero ambitions

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North Shropshire farmer, Jim Mullock, has planted Terravesta AthenaTM Miscanthus to contribute to the farm’s net zero strategy. “When deciding to grow Miscanthus we were mindful of the ‘net zero’ ambitions of agriculture and the need for every farm business to take an honest look at its carbon footprint, so with the crops carbon sequestration […]

We are hiring: Operations Manager

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PLEASE NOTE THIS POSITION HAS NOW BEEN FILLED Job Title: Operations Manager Department: Terravesta Farming Ltd Responsible to: Alex Robinson – Operations Director Purpose of the Department: To implement and manage the establishment of Miscanthus crops from contract through to first harvest. Main Purpose of the Job: The business is based in Lincoln, and the […]

Ground-breaking study enables more efficient Miscanthus breeding

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An international research team has sequenced the full genome of Miscanthus in a project which will help to decipher the genetic basis for its desirable traits. The paper’s catchy title ‘Genome biology of the paleotetraploid perennial biomass crop Miscanthus’ may sound complex, but do not fear, we’ve quizzed Michael Squance our IT and science guru to […]

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