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Farm walk set to showcase benefits of growing Miscanthus

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A farm walk in Lincolnshire will take place next month to introduce interested farmers to the financial and environmental benefits of growing miscanthus. Farmer James Hoff will showcase his Athena crop, planted in spring 2022, at the Terravesta-hosted event, which will take place on 2 February. He brings to the table nearly 20 years of […]

Field research technician needed to manage groundbreaking Miscanthus research

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Terravesta is looking for a talented individual to help run the experimental trials and data collection as part of the recently announced £3.3 million government-funded OMENZ project.  Job Description The successful candidate will be responsible for running and managing field trials as part of Terravesta’s R&D department under the leadership of our R&D manager. The […]

2023 Miscanthus farm walks now live

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We’re hosting Miscanthus farm walks around the UK from now until December, skipping harvest time. Find your closest walk and join us to learn more about this amazing crop… JANUARY Suffolk Miscanthus farm walk  Date and time: 12th January, 9:30 – 11:30 am Grower: Sam Summers Location: Bury St Edmunds Format: Tea, coffee and biscuits, […]

Our chairman’s seasonal message: Looking ahead to an exciting year for perennial crops

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Last years message was full of the excitement of COP 26, the sincerity of our government’s commitment to the environment, global warming, renewables and sustainable living. As if to reinforce that, this summer saw record-breaking heat and drought across UK, Europe and beyond, together with tragic famine in Somalia and floods in Bangladesh and Southern […]

Miscanthus bioethanol study highlights carbon savings

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A new study into the greenhouse gas (GHG) reduction potential of Miscanthus bioethanol produced in combination with Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) technology, shows that it delivers significant carbon savings compared with fossil-derived ethanol. Miscanthus bioethanol is being trialled as part of a larger study called GRACE ‘Growing Advanced Industrial Crops on marginal lands for […]

Miscanthus in autumn

Miscanthus myths busted

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We’ve been inundated with questions about Miscanthus over the last few months! In response, our customer account manager, Mark Coleman, has put together some FAQs to bust the Miscanthus myths and help you to decide if it’s the right crop for your farm… Burning Miscanthus as biomass is bad for the environment There’s a belief […]

Pioneering Miscanthus research completes this autumn

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Last month, the Terravesta R&D team took part in the final in-person meetings for two pioneering finishing research programmes, the first being the RPLUG project at Aberystwyth and the second for the GRACE project, hosted by the University of Wageningen. RPLUG RPLUG has looked at ways to grow our seed plugs to make them more […]

Norfolk farmer squares off fields with Miscanthus

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A Norfolk arable farmer is using Miscanthus to square off awkwardly shaped fields, in a move he hopes will bring multiple benefits to his business. Algy Garrod from Manor Farm in Bintree, Norfolk, decided to plant Miscanthus after learning about its environmental credentials and seeing a neighbour plant it. “My neighbour put Miscanthus on some […]

Join us on a Welsh Miscanthus farm walk this October

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A Miscanthus farm walk is taking place in west Wales this month, for farmers looking at diversification income streams to help future proof their businesses against economic uncertainty. Narberth-based farmer Paul Ratcliffe will be showcasing his 6-year-old crop, on at Terravesta co-hosted event, on Thursday 27 October between 9:30 – 11:30 am. Paul chose Miscanthus […]

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 […]

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