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Celebrating a record-breaking harvest

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We have seen our biggest ever harvest this year. Largely due to improved crop performance from our new performance hybrid Terravesta Athena™ , better planting techniques, more planting and a fantastic growing season, the tonnage figure is 15% up on last year. Terravesta Athena™ produces higher yields in year two of the crop’s 20-year life […]

Miscanthus complimenting regen farm approach showcased in Basingstoke

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Preston Farms near Basingstoke, Reading, has a whole farm approach to sustainability which stems from a long tradition of environmental and conservation measures. Two years ago, the farm introduced 40 hectares of Miscanthus to complement its regenerative farming ambitions. Owned by siblings of the Sainsbury family, the estate is hosting a farm walk with Miscanthus […]

Terravesta Europe established

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With recent plans to phase out dependency on Russian gas, oil and coal by 2027 and an ambitious 10-year environmental programme, that includes phasing out fossil fuels completely by 2030, Europe is planning to supercharge progress towards a low-carbon economy. And a sustainable fossil-fuel alternative which is seeing rapid expansion in Europe – Miscanthus – […]

Picking the brain of a Miscanthus maestro on the need to develop new varieties

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Dr Judith Thornton is a Low Carbon Manager at IBERS, Aberystwyth University and is working with the Miscanthus team. Her main interest is in low carbon, plant-based building materials. She has insulated her house with Miscanthus, and was partly responsible for building the world’s first Miscanthus bale house. Judith has recently been working on a project […]

Unlocking the potential of less productive land

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Are you interested in the benefits that the low maintenance, highly profitable crop – Miscanthus – offers? …. Read our handy beginners’ guide to find out whether it’s the right diversification option for you… Miscanthus is a crop that is rapidly growing in popularity with both farmers and landowners. With energy prices continually rising, pressures […]

Cheshire farm walk showcases crop providing energy security in the UK

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Farming both sustainable energy and food is top of the agenda for Cheshire arable farmer, Andrew Worrall, who grows the carbon negative energy crop, Miscanthus, on less productive fields alongside food crops including pumpkins, triticale and cover crops for soil fertility. Andrew is hosting a farm walk with Miscanthus specialist, Terravesta, on Thursday 31 March, […]

Give us one reason not to plant Miscanthus

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We are hearing from an increasing number of arable farmers who are seriously investigating Miscanthus as an alternative arable cropping option. Whatever the driver behind their search, the question on everyone’s lips is the same: Why should I plant Miscanthus? There is no single answer – growers are opting to plant Miscanthus for a whole host […]

Biggest ever retail price index increase for growers

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For harvest 2022, we have the biggest retail price index increase ever, at 7.72% higher for each grower, it’s nearly double the highest we have had before. Our growers will receive a letter soon which outlines the new price and the harvest declaration process via the Terravesta Harvest Hub. Please get in touch with us […]

North Yorkshire farmers host Miscanthus farm walk this March

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Phillip and Chris Lazenby planted 22 hectares of Terravesta Athena in 2021 to help future proof the farm business against reductions in BPS payments, by investing in a perennial crop that delivers a stable, long-term income. Phillip and Chris are opening the farm at a Terravesta co-hosted farm walk, to let other growers learn about […]

10 farm walks to celebrate Terravesta’s 10 years

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To kick off our 10 year anniversary this year, we’re hosting 10 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… FEBRUARY 1. Norfolk Miscanthus Farm Walk Date and time: 3rd February, 9:30 – 11:30 am Grower: Andrew […]

Miscanthus can bridge the BPS funding gap

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With Basic Payment Scheme (BPS) payments due to be completely phased out by 2027, and progressive cuts already taking place each year, Miscanthus offers the buffer of a reliable, long-term annual income, complimenting food production and environmental schemes. If planted in Spring 2022, the first harvest will be in 2024, where there will be at […]

Dr Kam’s Column: Improving soils with Miscanthus

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It’s busier than ever in Terravesta’s R&D department, with numerous projects on the go, but Dr Jason Kam has taken time out to update us on important research looking at how well Miscanthus fares on very poor land, intensively farmed depleted arable soils, and contaminated land, and how it can help to clean it up […]

Norfolk Miscanthus farm walk discusses soil health benefits and new planting finance

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Miscanthus growers in Norfolk and surrounding counties can not only supply a local market – Snetterton power station, in an industry first, they have the opportunity to benefit from a finance package to cover virtually all upfront costs for crop establishment, with 10–15-year index-linked annual returns. Farmers wanting to learn more are invited to attend […]

‘Christmas stuff(ing)’ message from our chairman

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We are fast approaching the season of Christmas, celebration and good will, and our inboxes have been overflowing with Black Friday deals to tempt us into buying stuff for friends, family, or just ourselves, which will turn up tomorrow, from somewhere, without our having to fight our way into our fading high streets to find […]

Water health and soil carbon opportunities discussed at Lincolnshire Miscanthus farm walk

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Soil, water, and air quality recovery will be discussed alongside carbon trading at a Miscanthus farm walk in Louth, Lincolnshire at two consecutive farm walks in January and February 2022. The events, co-hosted by Anglian Water and Miscanthus specialist, Terravesta, will look at practical steps for farmers to benefit wildlife and profit from nature recovery, […]

Bioenergy for net zero means opportunities for farmers

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Support for UK bioenergy is gathering pace. On Energy Day at COP26, the government issued a Biomass Policy Statement (BPS) which recognises the role bioenergy plays in delivering both global and UK net zero targets. It’s been issued alongside the recent biomass call for evidence to help develop policies to support the growth of the […]

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