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Extra farm walk to meet popular demand

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This year our farm walks have been more popular than ever, and last month we welcomed 45 visitors through the doors at Friars Farm, Morningthorpe, Norfolk.

From growers, to agronomists, journalists and agricultural financial advisers, the walks are attracting a vast mix of people, all interested in this wonderful crop.

As a result of the unprecedented interest and high visitor numbers, we’ve introduced one more farm walk, this one taking place on January 26, 2016, hosted by Bill Lewis, and his son Tom, in Kings Lynn, Norfolk.

Achieving a tremendous 8.82 tonnes per hectare, Bill and Tom Lewis saw a record breaking harvest this year, the result is the largest documented on a second year crop to date.

We’re excited that we will be able to showcase this crop on the walk. We hope you’ll be able to join us to learn more about both the value, and future, of growing miscanthus.

We still have one more farm walk this year, taking place on December 3 at The Buttery, Kynnersley, Telford, Shropshire, TF6 6EG, held by kind permission of Colin and Sheila Webb.

Following this will be the new farm walk on January 26 at Abbey Farm, East Walton, Kings Lynn, Norfolk, PE32 1PP, held by kind permission of Bill and Tom Lewis.

Each farm walk will follow the same programme:

10:30 Arrival and coffee;

10:45 The market for miscanthus – what it is, what the benefits are, and how Terravesta works to make the most of the crop;

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.

Delegates usually leave at 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

Bookings: Please book by clicking on the orange sash on our home page, e-mail Jacob Duce on or call Alison fisher on 01522 731873 as this helps us with our catering arrangements.