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 the UK per year, to make significant carbon savings, helping to meet UK net zero targets.
Farmers interested in finding out about growing the crop are invited to attend a Miscanthus farm walk, hosted by Miscanthus specialist Terravesta, and Miscanthus grower Nigel Fellingham in Suffolk on the 18th March 2020, taking place between 11:00 – 14:00.
“We grow 10 hectares of the crop on some of our smaller heavy clay fields and we have a long-term contract with Terravesta to fuel Snetterton power station in Norfolk,” says Nigel
Nigel says Miscanthus is a good long-term project with low inputs and a secure market. “It’s also solved the blackgrass problem in the fields and grows well even in the waterlogged areas where wheat would previously struggle.”
The Terravesta co-hosted breakfast farm walk takes place on 18th March from 11:00 – 14:00. Its free to attend and includes a complimentary lunch. Places can be reserved online www.terravesta.com/events