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October farm walk: last chance to book!

22nd September 2016

We're looking for miscanthus growers in Lincolnshire and surrounding counties

Strong growth in energy generation from biomass presents good opportunities for growing miscanthus on long-term contracts. That, coupled with increasing demand from whole bale power stations burning miscanthus, means more planting is needed.

Farmers interested in finding out about growing the crop should not miss the Terravesta Anglia Farmers Lincolnshire farm walk on October 5, at Glentworth Village Hall.

The walk is free of charge and guests on the day will have the chance to view a commercial miscanthus crop on an arable farm, speak to the grower, and hear from Terravesta and Anglia Farmers about long term contracts to supply UK power stations with miscanthus bales and wheat and barley straw.

The host arable farmer, Ed Green, will be on-hand all day and will lead a tour of his miscanthus fields which are averaging 16 tonnes per hectare. Guests will have the chance to hear how Ed successfully profits from 20 hectares of miscanthus on his 'problem' marginal land, which was formerly riddled with blackgrass.

We welcome farmers, landowners, land agents, agricultural bank managers, advisors and consultants and anyone who's interested in making better returns from marginal land.

The farm walk will take place on Wednesday October 5, at Glentworth Village hall, DN21 5DF 10:00 - 14:00. Its free of charge and lunch is provided. Book online at www.terravesta.com or contact Jacob Duce: jacobd@terravesta.com 01522 785777.

Please register today to secure your place.

Order of the day:

10:00 - Alex Robinson from Terravesta will present on the market for miscanthus, covering the increased local demand due to the whole bale power station that's opened in Brigg, more detail on growing the crop, what the benefits are, and how Terravesta works to make the most of the crop

10:00 - Alex Robinson from Terravesta will present on the market for miscanthus: Increased local demand due to the whole bale power station that's opened in Brigg, more detail on growing the crop, what the benefits are, and how Terravesta works to make the most of the crop

10:30 - Mike Giffin from AF Biomass will speak about his business model and the opportunity to supply wheat and barley straw for power generation

11:30 - A farm walk with your host

This gives you an opportunity to question your host and the team from Terravesta, see the crop, discuss the establishment and growing techniques, and evaluate how miscanthus will fit into your farm rotation

13:00 - Return to the farm offices for a light lunch

13:30 - A summary of the day and a chance to hear more details about the Terravesta offer

Guests usually leave around 14:00, but are welcome to remain to ask further questions, or discuss growing options.

Come along if you're interested in finding out about the following:

  • Finding an alternative to your current rotation
  • Looking for a guaranteed income
  • Wanting better returns from marginal land
  • Fighting blackgrass resistance
  • Looking for an easy-to-manage crop


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