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Midlands biomass event Wednesday 28th February

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An event hosted by ‘Perennial Biomass Crops for Greenhouse Gas Removal’ (PBC4GGR) for farmers in the Midlands, is taking place on Wednesday 28th February 2024 at the RASE Centre, 6th Street, Stoneleigh Park, Kenilworth CV8 2LG. Entitled ‘Growing Perennial Biomass Crops in the Midlands: Benefits and Impacts’, it’s free to attend and there is a […]

Meet the contractor: Tim Russon, Lincolnshire

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Tim Russon, based near Lincoln, works with around 60 Miscanthus growers from Yorkshire to Suffolk, harvesting up to 1,700ha per season, which typically runs from January until the end of April. Miscanthus is cut with a forage harvester and baled in the spring months when business is traditionally quieter for most agricultural contractors, and Tim […]

Norfolk Field to Furnace Week announced for this May

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Farmers wanting to learn more about cropping benefits and markets for Miscanthus are invited to participate in the ‘Field to Furnace’ week, taking place between 20 – 24 May 2024. The programme of events includes farm walks, Snetterton Renewable Energy Power Station tours, and personalised visits to Miscanthus crops in the area. “More farmers are […]

Hear from our chairman at the CHCx3 Biomass Crops Webinar

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This Thursday 8th February, our chairman, William Cracroft-Eley will speak about opportunities presented by Miscanthus alongside Lydia Smith at NIAB and Neil Watkins at Eco Crops. Date and time: Thu, 8 Feb 2024 12:00 – 13:00 GMT Objectives: Discuss how biomass crops such as Miscanthus and willow can be incorporated successfully on farm, by understanding… […]

High hopes for strong carbon storage potential of biomass crops

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There are optimistic expectations for the strong carbon storage potential of biomass crops such as Miscanthus in a NIAB-led carbon study. The Centre for High Carbon Capture Cropping (CHCx3) is a four-year, £5.9 million research project with 21 partners, which has already been running for six months. Established to help provide evidence-based recommendations for crops […]

Harvest Hub – a quick guide to making the most of your Miscanthus

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Terravesta’s ‘Harvest Hub’ is a streamlined information management system to help growers upload and access their harvest data at the click of a button. The Harvest Hub ensures that sustainability data is captured, and in future, this data will assist in growers’ carbon sequestration reporting, it also helps Terravesta to organise bale collections and deliveries […]

Seasonal message from our chairman: driving carbon storage and supporting biomass crops

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November saw the passing of 12 years since the birth of Terravesta, a business dedicated to Miscanthus, connecting growers to a market – “a business with customers at both ends.” Today our commitment to this function remains total. Driven by a passion that land managers hold a key to delivering a future that can sustain […]

Welsh diversification grant to support Miscanthus planting closing soon

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In a bid to encourage agricultural innovation and diversification, the Agriculture Diversification Scheme in Wales is currently open for applications until 12th January 2024. This initiative holds significant promise for farmers eager to explore novel or alternative crops beyond the conventional arable or horticulture varieties. Under this initiative, cultivating crops like Miscanthus, with the intention […]

Miscanthus – a profitable crop for flood-prone land

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Miscanthus could be a viable option for flood-prone land. It thrives where other crops fail on fields that would otherwise be unprofitable or high risk, and research shows that not only can it grow well in waterlogged areas, but it also provides much needed soil stability. Results of a study from the Institute of Biological […]

3 reasons why Miscanthus is more affordable and profitable

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As well as offering long-term, consistent income, and environmental benefits on less productive land, Miscanthus is now more affordable and profitable, thanks to new Sustainable Farming Incentive (SFI) payments… 3 reasons why Miscanthus is more affordable and profitable: Payment before the first harvest – SFI payments of up to £2645 per year on a 10-hectare […]

Make sure actions match land use/cover when applying for SFI

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Farmers are being encouraged to apply for the Sustainable Farming Incentive (SFI) scheme and look at the farm business strategy as a whole with the phase-out of the Basic Payment Scheme by 2027. This is according to agri consultant at Brown & Co, Rob Meadley, who Terravesta recently co-hosted a Miscanthus farm walk with. Speaking […]

October Miscanthus establishment and cultivation event packs a punch

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Biomass Connect, an initiative focused on sharing biomass knowledge, is partnering with Miscanthus specialist, Terravesta, to co-host a Miscanthus establishment and demonstration day scheduled for Thursday, October 26th in Warwickshire. Farmers and rural businesses are invited to attend and discover the potential opportunities associated with growing this perennial energy crop. This event will run from […]

Miscanthus SFI payments explained

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Miscanthus growers can take advantage of the inclusion of permanent crops in the Sustainable Farming Incentive (SFI) scheme. The application window is now open, with payments anticipated to commence later in the current year. In June DEFRA announced 23 on-farm SFI ‘Actions’ that farmers can get involved in. Most of these actions are already Countryside […]

East Yorkshire Miscanthus farm walk discusses ‘future proofing’ and SFI payments

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More farmers are reaping long-term incomes and numerous environmental benefits from growing the perennial energy crop, Miscanthus. Rob Meadley, an East Yorkshire farmer and Brown & Co agribusiness consultant, will showcase his Miscanthus crop to farmers interested in growing it on Thursday 21 September 2023, as well as giving a breakdown of the latest Sustainable […]

Miscanthus upscaling project partners showcase findings at halfway (ish) mark

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OMENZ is £3.3 million government-funded project which will facilitate more planting of Miscanthus, and partners met this month to present their findings 42% of the way through. The project will deliver improvements on the entire Miscanthus establishment process, including approaches to producing planting material, field preparation, innovative agri-tech, new planting techniques, and cutting-edge technologies to […]

Norfolk farmer Algy Garrod hosts Miscanthus farm walk this September

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Farmers interested in seeing how Norfolk farmer Algy Garrod has benefited from a series of successful farm diversification projects including Miscanthus are invited to a free farm walk on Thursday 7 September. Co-hosted by the AF Group and Terravesta, the walk will explore how Mr Garrod has planted Miscanthus on his 405ha farm near Fakenham […]

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