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Chairman’s Christmas message

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As 2019 hurtles towards an end – having, as with every year, flown by too quickly to deliver my long list of aspirations – it has, amid political turmoil at home, delivered, internationally, probably the largest public mood swing towards our planet, our future, and the threat of climate change. The “Crankdom” of climate change […]

Miscanthus farm walk showcases crop on flooded land

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Farmers are invited to attend a farm walk showcasing a Miscanthus crop growing on flooded Yorkshire farmland on Wednesday 29th January 2020. New research has shown that Miscanthus not only thrives on waterlogged land, it helps to stabilise flooded soils and this event offers farmers the chance to see for themselves how the crop has […]

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7 Sustainable Christmas Tips & Hacks

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1. Make your own Christmas crackers! Christmas crackers are a fun tradition but they do create a lot of waste. When was the last time you kept the jumping plastic frog or paperclip? A great way to reduce the waste is to make your own out of sustainable paper and fill them with items your […]

Important management advice for 1st year Terravesta Athena crops

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Winter is upon us and by now your new Terravesta AthenaTM crops will have had their first frosts. The first frosts will trigger the plants to dieback (senesce). A week to 10 days after the first frosts the Athena will start to turn a purple colour and as senescence progresses the leaves and stems will […]

Advice for first time harvesters

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Winter is upon us and by now your Miscanthus crops will be dying back quite quickly. This is a very important phase in the development of the crop as nutrients in the leaves and stems are being pulled back into the rhizome to be stored ready for next springs growth. In the next few months, […]

Increase soil organic matter with Miscanthus

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Rising temperatures, changing rain patterns and intensive farming practices can all lead to soil erosion, eradication of soil fertility and biodiversity loss and it’s been estimated by the Environment Agency that the annual soil erosion rate for the UK is 2.2 million tonnes of topsoil with over 17% of arable land showing signs of erosion. Over 50% of all life is […]

New 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 new study from the Institute of Biological Environmental and Rural Sciences (IBERS) at Aberystwyth University conclude […]

5 Top tips for using our Miscanthus Horse bedding

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Heavy rain fall has spread through the UK already this autumn. In October, the entire UK averaged a whopping 13 days of rain, totalling 92 millimetres (3.6 inches). Wet weather means muddy fields, wet yards and drenched turnout rugs. Not only is Miscanthus horse bedding three times more absorbent than wood shavings, it’s ultra-hygienic. Read […]

Farming and climate change: Grow Miscanthus and lower farm emissions

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The importance of offsetting agricultural emissions by growing more biomass crops has been highlighted in the NFU’s ‘Achieving Net Zero’ by 2040 plan. Farmers wanting to find out how growing crops such as Miscanthus can help to reduce greenhouse gas emissions as well as provide a long-term income, are invited to attend a Northamptonshire farm […]

Miscanthus crop planted on difficult land showcased on Berkshire farm walk

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The potential for Miscanthus to thrive on difficult farm land is being showcased at a Beeswax Dyson Farming and Terravesta co-hosted Miscanthus farm walk on Thursday 24th October in Compton, Berkshire. Farm manager, Ed Hall, explains that the land is unsuitable for food production and is susceptible to waterlogging due to an underground river running […]

Increase Miscanthus yields with good soil preparation

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Miscanthus is a hardy perennial and is harvested annually after the second year of establishment, for 20 years or more. There’s one chance to plant it, so it’s important to get it right. “Forward planning is key to securing a high yielding crop and if it’s a new cropping enterprise, it’s advisable to talk to […]

Farm tech improves Miscanthus crop performance

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 A farm tech revolution is emerging and farmers using state of the art technology to help monitor crop performance are gaining new insights which enable them to make informed decisions and improve efficiency with fewer resources. This autumn we’re launching a drone surveying service for new and existing Miscanthus growers. The service will allow farmers […]

Miscanthus: maximising return with low input systems

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Farmers and landowners are invited to consider maximising returns and reducing risk with Miscanthus – a renewable energy crop with a rising market demand – at a Shropshire farm walk taking place on the 19th September, hosted by Miscanthus grower, Michael Frank. Produced for UK power generation and locally for livestock and equine bedding, the […]

Early bird Miscanthus planting offer for Terravesta Athena

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With political uncertainty forecast for the foreseeable future and wheat prices at their lowest for two years, this is a good time to consider planting our new rhizome-based Miscanthus variety, Terravesta Athena™. Terravesta Athena™ has delivered staggering results in commercial-scale trials, meaning quicker and higher returns and more than double the energy per hectare. Athena […]

Osberton Horse Trials switches to Miscanthus horse bedding

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Osberton International Horse Trials is using 100% Miscanthus horse bedding for the 2019 event, taking place on 2 – 6 October, in a sustainability drive and on account of its high absorbency. Innovator and event director, Stuart Buntine, is behind the transition to Miscanthus horse bedding and is teaming up with Miscanthus specialist, Terravesta, to […]

Terravesta collaborates on Lincoln climate change conference

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We’re delighted to be collaborating with the Diocese of Lincoln and the University of Lincoln in the city’s first climate change conference. Terravesta will be sponsoring the ‘Footprint Dinner’ where Lincolnshire chef and entrepreneur Sam Owen will present a three-course sustainable meal with locally sourced food, and a CO2 footprint of 1.888kg. The Moana: Water […]

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