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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 […]

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 harvests

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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 […]

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