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New executive team to grow the Miscanthus bio-economy

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Terravesta has big ambitions to tackle the climate crisis and deliver a low carbon economy by upscaling the planting of its Miscanthus Performance Hybrids. Key to building the Miscanthus bio-economy is testing and securing enough supply of our hybrids, upscaling planting and linking the supply of these raw materials with a near-industrial scale of sustainable […]

Supporting you through Miscanthus harvest 2021

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Following on from the 2020 harvest and some of the best yields ever recorded for Miscanthus, we are all looking forward to what the 2021 harvest will yield. Thank you to all those who attended our ‘Miscanthus Growers Forum’ this month. Here we updated growers on the ‘Terravesta Harvest Hub’, our new innovative information management […]

Terravesta Harvest Hub launched

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Ahead of 2021 Miscanthus harvest, Terravesta has launched its innovative ‘Harvest Hub’ streamlined information management system to help growers to upload and access their harvest data at the click of a button. The Harvest Hub will ensure that sustainability data is captured, and in future this data will assist in grower’s carbon sequestration reporting. “It’s […]

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 study from the Institute of Biological Environmental and Rural Sciences (IBERS) at Aberystwyth University in 2019 […]

Miscanthus was “100% the right decision” for Yorkshire farmer

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Rob Meadley, Brown and Co agricultural 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. His Miscanthus is coming up to eight years old and after a difficult start in April 2012 where planting was followed by […]

Our chairman’s 2020 festive message

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As I write this from Tier 3 Lockdown Lincolnshire, who would have believed that after all of the drama of last year, it would be capped by something so much more dramatic this year! 2019, floods; 2020, plague; 2021, swarms? Well, let’s hope not, but who knows what lies in store? At Terravesta our collective […]

New land opportunity: 15 year crop licence backed by end-user

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Bio-energy crop specialist, Terravesta is seeking suitable land to supply dedicated biomass power stations. Guaranteed, blue chip contract Capital investment not essential Attractive and contracted, RPI linked long term returns Planting in spring 2022 and beyond Exclusive Miscanthus Hybrid, Terravesta Athena™ If you have, or know someone with appropriate land yet to be drilled, uncertain […]

Terravesta joins agri-tech hub

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Sustainable grass specialist announced as first member of Barclays Eagle Lab Farm in Lincoln A company that produces Miscanthus grasses to improve soil health and provide an alternative to fossil fuels has been named as the first member of a dedicated Agri-Tech hub. Terravesta, based at Barclay’s Eagle Lab Farm in Lincoln, is a specialist […]

Scaling-up of Miscanthus needed to meet net-zero targets

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Bioenergy crops such as Miscanthus play a key role in the first detailed roadmap for a fully decarbonised nation, in the sixth carbon budget from the Committee on Climate Change (CCC), issued In December 2020. According to the report, polluting emissions in the UK must decrease by 78% by 2035, and energy crops and bio […]

Miscanthus key to Shropshire Farmer’s net zero ambitions

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North Shropshire farmer, Jim Mullock, has planted Terravesta AthenaTM Miscanthus to contribute to the farm’s net zero strategy. “When deciding to grow Miscanthus we were mindful of the ‘net zero’ ambitions of agriculture and the need for every farm business to take an honest look at its carbon footprint, so with the crops carbon sequestration […]

We are hiring: Operations Manager

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PLEASE NOTE THIS POSITION HAS NOW BEEN FILLED Job Title: Operations Manager Department: Terravesta Farming Ltd Responsible to: Alex Robinson – Operations Director Purpose of the Department: To implement and manage the establishment of Miscanthus crops from contract through to first harvest. Main Purpose of the Job: The business is based in Lincoln, and the […]

Ground-breaking study enables more efficient Miscanthus breeding

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An international research team has sequenced the full genome of Miscanthus in a project which will help to decipher the genetic basis for its desirable traits. The paper’s catchy title ‘Genome biology of the paleotetraploid perennial biomass crop Miscanthus’ may sound complex, but do not fear, we’ve quizzed Michael Squance our IT and science guru to […]

Optimising Miscanthus for a sustainable bioeconomy

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The growing global bioeconomy has an indispensable role in tackling the climate crisis, and key to delivering a low carbon economy is securing enough supply of sustainable raw materials and linking them with a near-industrial scale of various bio-based products and end-markets. Miscanthus is a perennial energy crop with a key role to play. Not […]

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 […]

Miscanthus provides low maintenance game cover

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Miscanthus is being increasingly employed as a low maintenance solution for game cover in the UK, due to its perennial nature and its ability to thrive on marginal low-quality land. Estate manager and game keeper at Settrington Estate in Yorkshire, Michael Booth, planted four hectares of Miscanthus strips for his ‘semi-commercial’ 150-200 birds per day […]

Introducing our new plant breeding and seed production manager

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The demand for dedicated biomass and bioenergy crops is growing at a rapid rate. If net zero targets are to be met, we will need to increase the area of land devoted to bioenergy crops, and in order to upscale to this level of planting, we need rhizome and seed-based Miscanthus hybrids suited to different […]

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