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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 […]

New talent for Terravesta

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Terravesta welcomes two exceptionally bright, motivated and driven individuals to the team this summer. Jason Kam, our new R&D manager, has a pivotal role in advancing new Miscanthus varieties for sustainable uses and he will be crucial in linking research to future markets. Chloe Hunter joins us as sales and marketing manager and has already […]

Summer agronomy update

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This is going to be a much shorter Agronomy Update than previous editions as many of our growers will be either getting ready for harvest or already in the swing of it. Near perfect growning conditions have dominated the weather at Agronomy HQ in northern Cambridgeshire. New and old crops continue to grow and emerge, […]

Norfolk farmer diversifies income and boosts soil health with Miscanthus

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Norfolk farmer, Adam Brewer, is planning for the future by diversifying his income and looking after his soils with Miscanthus. Farmers wanting to learn more about the many environmental and financial benefits presented by the crop are invited to attend a Miscanthus farm walk hosted by Adam, Miscanthus specialist, Terravesta and CLA East on 10 […]

Farming presents big part of climate change solution

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Globally, agriculture, forestry and land use accounts for 24% of emissions. With many UK farmers already seeing the effects of a warming planet on their own farms, there’s an urgent drive to change traditional practices. “One of the biggest threats we face – climate change, not as just a natural phenomenon, but as a consequence […]

2019 planting update

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We concluded 2019 planting in the last week of May and can confirm that a total of 395ha of  Terravesta Athena™ has been planted. We’ve used a total of eight planters nationally and these have to be transported all over the country and maintained to the highest level to keep up with our tight schedule. […]

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