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Autumn farm walk dates announced

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Our farm walks are designed to show farmers everything that’s involved with growing miscanthus.

To start the day, we present on the life cycle of the crop then run through spring planting and harvesting, the limited crop maintenance required, and outline the growing markets for it. There are chances to ask any burning questions you have at any point in the day.

Then we head out to look at a miscanthus crop with our grower host, and the walk is rounded off by a complimentary lunch with a chance to mingle and speak to the Terravesta team about how miscanthus could fit into your particular set-up.

The walks get booked up fast, so it’s advisable to book early to secure your place. Register on our homepage or email Jacob Duce:

Farm walk dates


Held by kind permission of David and Christopher Sargent

Date and time: Thursday 5th October, 10:30 – 14:00
Address: Friars Farm, Morningthorpe, Norfolk, NR15 2QL
Cost: F.O.C


Held by kind permission of Jim Foster

Date and time: Thursday 26th October, 10:30 – 14:00
Address: Ringstead Grange, Ringstead, Kettering, Northamptonshire, NN14 4DT
Cost: F.O.C

And for a teaser on some of the information that will be covered on the day, read our miscanthus fact box…

Miscanthus facts

  • Hardy perennial
  • Grown from rhizome (root stock)
  • Planted once in the spring and harvested annually between March and April
  • Requires little or no inputs once established because the rhizome recycles nutrients back into the soil, so no fertiliser application is required
  • Grows up to 12ft high and has the potential to yield 15t/ha
  • The crop has a potential life cycle of more than 20 years