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Our government-funded OMENZ project ramps up with first meeting

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This month saw the first of our yearly, whole project, in-person meetings for Phase 2 of the OMENZ project. OMENZ, part of the Biomass Feedstock Innovation Programme, is funded by BEIS’s net-zero innovation portfolio. This month’s meeting is the first time all the partners have been in-person together since our Phase 2 application was successful. […]

Miscanthus grower wins sustainability award

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Colin Chappell of Gander Farm in North Lincolnshire has been awarded the inaugural Rawcliffe Bridge Award for sustainability, coinciding with a special 20-year celebration of the ongoing biodiversity and advocacy work at Rawcliffe Bridge, in partnership with BASF and the Hinchliffe family. The award is aimed at celebrating those farmers who manage to strike a […]

Fourth-generation Yorkshire farmer beds down pigs with Miscanthus

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A fourth-generation farmer who has been involved in arable farming for more than 40 years, is putting his faith in Miscanthus Athena™ crops to keep his livestock comfortable. Alex Guthe has a 360-acre arable farm at Baker Farmyard, Nether Silton, Thirsk, in North Yorkshire, which is around 250 feet above sea level. He has been […]

Worcestershire farmer’s investment in Miscanthus crops is paying off

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Planning ahead and nurturing his crop is paying dividends for Kidderminster-based sheep farmer, Marcus Wilson, who is now yielding up to 14 tonnes per hectare of Miscanthus. Marcus will be showcasing his extended and successful crop on a Miscanthus breakfast farm walk on Thursday, October 6, organised by crop specialist, Terravesta. Marcus was ahead of […]

Biomass research project to tackle climate change boosted by £2m investment

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Aberystwyth University scientists will be able to speed up the breeding of the perennial energy grass miscanthus, as part of a £37 million UK government package to boost biomass production. Thanks to investment of more than £2 million through the UK Government’s Biomass Feedstocks Innovation Programme funded from the BEIS Net Zero Innovation Portfolio (NZIP), […]

UK government provides £3.3 million in funding to Miscanthus upscaling project

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A project to facilitate more planting of the perennial bioenergy crop, Miscanthus, has been awarded over £3.3 million in funding through the second phase of the government’s Biomass Feedstocks Innovation Programme, to contribute to 2050 net zero targets. Miscanthus specialist, Terravesta, has been successful in its bid to secure Phase 2 funding for its OMENZ […]

Miscanthus helps Wiltshire estate boost environmental credentials

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A 1,312-hectare estate near the picturesque town of Malmesbury in Wiltshire has planted 20 hectares of Miscanthus, with plans to grow more, to reduce the farm’s environmental impact and concentrate efforts on growing healthy, high-yielding food crops. Farm manager and NFU student & young farmer ambassador, Mike Wilkins, says Miscanthus has been a great addition […]

Good establishment despite challenging planting season

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Our operations manager, Russell Fraser has been travelling around the UK to ensure new Terravesta Athena™ Miscanthus crops get off to the best possible start. Our growers receive rhizomes, planters and agronomic support and guidance on establishment and this year we have more farmers than ever planting Miscanthus. Russell explains why establishment has been good, […]

Pioneering new research paves the way to Miscanthus yield prediction

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A new study demonstrates the potential of drones with multi-spectral cameras to predict the number of Miscanthus bales that will be harvested from an annual crop. The study is part of a tranche of research and development focused on streamlining Miscanthus processes, in order to upscale planting to meet net-zero targets. Jason Kam, Terravesta R&D […]

Terravesta celebrates a decade in business with a birthday party at Groundswell

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Terravesta celebrated its first decade in business by hosting a birthday party at Groundswell Show. The firm welcomed growers and friends of the business to join them in raising a glass and enjoying some forage harvester cake, with a few words from chairman, William Cracroft-Eley. William gave a short presentation to toast the occasion and said: […]

New agri-tech and sales expert to support more Miscanthus growing

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  Interest in Miscanthus is booming. We’ve had our best harvest year ever due to improved crop performance, more planting and a fantastic growing season. With big ambitions for more planting to help decarbonise our economy, we welcome two experts to the Terravesta team. Philip Greenway is supporting new growers to plant healthy, high-yielding crops, […]

Warwickshire farm host Harry Clark says farmers would be mad not to choose Miscanthus

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Harry Clark and his second-generation farming family took the forward-thinking decision to plant Miscanthus as an important part of their farm’s diversification, to make life a little easier for everyone, while being more gentle on the planet. These Miscanthus fields, which are 190 feet above sea level, will be showcased on a farm walk taking […]

Lincolnshire farm walk explores ideal solution for problem land

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The Elwes Estate in Lincolnshire comprises 1000 hectares and in 2021 the estate took the decision to plant Miscanthus on six fields which were making a loss in the arable rotation. These fields will be showcased on a farm walk taking place on Wednesday 1 June 2022. The event is co-hosted by agricultural consultancy Active […]

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The importance of post-emergence sprays

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Now is a good opportunity to apply post-emergence sprays on your Miscanthus crop, to clean them up and boost yields. During this dry spell, it’s a way to boost yields by reducing water and nutrient competition from weeds at a relatively low cost. Speak to your agronomist to get recommendations for a suitable post-emergence herbicide […]

Celebrating a record-breaking harvest

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We have seen our biggest ever harvest this year. Largely due to improved crop performance from our new performance hybrid Terravesta Athena™ , better planting techniques, more planting and a fantastic growing season, the tonnage figure is 15% up on last year. Terravesta Athena™ produces higher yields in year two of the crop’s 20-year life […]

Miscanthus complimenting regen farm approach showcased in Basingstoke

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Preston Farms near Basingstoke, Reading, has a whole farm approach to sustainability which stems from a long tradition of environmental and conservation measures. Two years ago, the farm introduced 40 hectares of Miscanthus to complement its regenerative farming ambitions. Owned by siblings of the Sainsbury family, the estate is hosting a farm walk with Miscanthus […]

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