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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 […]

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Job vacancy: Front-end web developer

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Are you passionate about user interface design, love problem solving, speak the language of code and have an interest in sustainability? This could be the job for you… Job title: Front-end web developer Background and overview of the role: Terravesta is a world leading Miscanthus specialist. Miscanthus is a renewable energy crop which helps to […]

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 […]

Miscanthus fuels the transition to a bio-based economy

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Plant-based alternatives to fossil derived fuels are expected to play an important role in the transition to a bio-based economy. Increasing the production and mobilisation of biomass crops is understood as playing a vital role in tackling climate change and crops such as Miscanthus, a grass plant which grows on marginal or unused land, are […]

Eventing Spring Carnival converts to Miscanthus horse bedding

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The Eventing Spring Carnival at Thoresby Park is using Miscanthus horse bedding for its first event of 2020, following a successful transition to the product at Osberton International Horse Trials last October. Miscanthus specialist firm Terravesta Equine is the official supplier to The Eventing Spring Carnival, which takes place on the 27 – 29 March […]

Changes to Miscanthus harvest declarations

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Alex Robinson updates on increases to contract pricing and a new format for harvest declarations… Contract Pricing and Operational Update With the arrival of 2020, we are happy to announce your contract price has increased by 2.6% in line with the RPIX for Jan-Dec 2019. Our growers will all receive a letter very soon, which […]

Miscanthus growers wanted to meet increased demand

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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 […]

New land use report urges increase of bioenergy crops in the UK

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The UK should increase its use of bioenergy crops to deliver carbon savings, according to a progressive new report issued by the Committee on Climate Change (CCC) published on 23rd January, 2020. The report, entitled “Land use: Policies for a net zero UK” states that expanding biomass crops by around 23,000 hectares each year would […]

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