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Have your say on including Miscanthus in the ELM scheme

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Benefit your farming enterprise and our shared growing community in helping to have Miscanthus included in the ELM scheme. Farmers and landowners have the opportunity to be involved in shaping new land use policy by attending Defra-hosted webinars taking place NEXT WEEK on: Tuesday, 28th July – 8:30-10:00 am Thursday, 30th July – 6:00-7:30 pm It’s […]

Join the Miscanthus revolution

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We’re going through radical changes in farming, and with BPS being phased out, the reality is that farm payments will be less than they are now. If you’re interested in future-proofing your farm business with Miscanthus, join us and plant a crop which will provide the following: Guaranteed long term income No annual cultivation Minimal […]

Water firm funds ground-breaking energy crop project in Cheshire

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United Utilities is partnering with Cheshire farmers to grow biomass crops in its groundwater safeguard zones as a way of reducing nitrates leaching into groundwater. The water firm is currently running a trial on 10 hectares of catchment land, but grants will be offered to any eligible farmer who is interested in growing a hybrid […]

Moldova increases energy self-sufficiency with British green technology

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Moldova will increase its energy security, employing British green technology with plans to upgrade 19 heat only boiler plants, which will run on home-grown Miscanthus biomass renewable fuel. The plants will generate 55000 MWh/year, providing thermal heat energy to 5500 flats, 110 houses, 40 businesses, 12 public kindergartens, 25 education facilities and 8 medical institutions. […]

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Miscanthus myth buster

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We’ve been inundated with questions about Miscanthus over the last few months! In response, we’ve put together some FAQ’s to bust the Miscanthus myths and help you to decide if it’s the right crop for your farm… 1. How long is the life cycle of Miscanthus? The crop has the potential to grow for 25-30 […]

Miscanthus delivers ecological benefits

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Rob Meadley, Brown and Co agri 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. He believes Miscanthus is 100% the right crop for this land, and has not only met the budgeted return, but has introduced […]

Commercial and environmental benefits of Miscanthus outlined in new study

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Miscanthus is recommended by the Committee on Climate Change as a crop which helps to offset CO2 emissions, but how practical is it on British farms? A new research paper, led by Dr Anita Shepherd, research fellow at the University or Aberdeen, has studied farmers’ experiences of growing Miscanthus in the UK, to find out […]

Miscanthus is key part of farm risk management strategy

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Lincolnshire arable farmer, Andrew Lyle, has planted a further 12 hectares of Miscanthus this spring, adding to 41 hectares already planted on what he calls ‘lower gross margin land’. The Miscanthus cropping is part of a risk management strategy he has worked on with his advisor, Hamish Bichan, from Newark-based agricultural consultancy, Active Business Partnerships […]

Terravesta appoints ProCam as official agronomy service

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We’re please to announce that we have appointed ProCam as our official agronomy service, to support farmers with Miscanthus crop care throughout the UK. The rapidly growing demand for Miscanthus and target of 1,800 hectares of marginal land for 2021 planting alone, means that more widespread and regional support for the crop is needed. “ProCam’s […]

Producing the “perfect plug”

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A crucial part of Terravesta’s work is to establish suitable hybrid varieties to grow on different soils both in the UK and beyond, which are designed for specific markets. We have a growing portfolio of outstanding Miscanthus hybrids and these need to be trialled and tested extensively. A recent PhD thesis from Rebecca Wilson, at […]

Endless opportunities: Interview with an R&D guru

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Our science team is dedicated to developing new outstanding Miscanthus hybrids for specific sustainable end-markets. This month we speak to Jason Kam, our research and development manager, about some of the exciting things in the pipeline…  What do you think is the scope for Miscanthus and why should people be excited about it? The end-product opportunities are […]

Harvest and planting update

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We’re living in unprecedented times, and we’d like to thank our contractors and growers for adhering to social distancing guidelines to allow us to continue with Miscanthus harvest and planting. Miscanthus planting commenced this month and we’re ecstatic that our new team has secured 600ha of new contracts for 2020. The sales target for 2021 […]

Terravesta COVID-19 Policy

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During 2020 Miscanthus harvest and planting, the safety of our team, our growers hauliers and contractors is top priority. We have produced this policy, which outlines guidelines to stop the spread of COVID-19 during this crucial time… Symptoms The most common symptoms of coronavirus (COVID-19) are continuous cough or a high temperature. The Government and […]

Reaching net zero: the crucial role of agriculture

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Our chairman, William Cracroft-Eley, speaks candidly in a blog post looking at the challenge we face to reduce greenhouse gas emissions to net zero… “Tackling climate change and the effects of climate change is the major global environmental challenge. It calls on us to address our impact on the Earth’s natural resources, and in so doing, reduce […]

Tackle climate change and turn a profit

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Are you interested in the benefits that the low maintenance, highly profitable crop Miscanthus offers? Orders for spring 2021 planting have opened up, and if you order now, the first deposit isn’t due until September. We’ve put together a beginner’s guide to help you find out whether it’s the right diversification option for you… Miscanthus […]

Suffolk Miscanthus farm walk

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The business case for Miscanthus continues to strengthen due to its positive environmental impact and the attractive long-term contracts available to grow and sell it. In January, the Committee on Climate Change (CCC) issued a ‘net zero’ land use report which included a recommendation to plant 23,000 hectares of energy crops such as Miscanthus in […]

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