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Join Terravesta at a series of FREE Miscanthus farm walks

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Arable farmers looking into new and lucrative planting options can learn about the next chapter for the Miscanthus market at a series of free Terravesta events this autumn. Spanning six days, the Miscanthus farm walks will showcase the commercial and operational rewards of growing the perennial energy crop, with insight into developments that will improve margins for 2015 and beyond.

Event Details:

Dates Location Starts / Ends
30th Sept – 3rd Oct Hackthorn, Lincoln 10am – 3pm
7th – 8th Oct Guilsborough, Northamptonshire 10am – 3pm


To book your place, click here or call: 01522 731873

Experts from Terravesta will lead attendees on a guided tour around working Miscanthus sites and visitors will hear about new processes and techniques that are set to lower establishment costs. They will also get the chance to meet with existing growers who will share their experiences with the low-input, high-return energy crop.

William Cracroft-Eley, Miscanthus grower and Terravesta chairman, says: “After the success of our summer Miscanthus farm walks, we are very much looking forward to welcoming guests to our extended event series this autumn. The overwhelming feedback from visitors was that meeting face-to-face with other farmers and exploring planted sites is the best way to really get to know the crop’s bespoke benefits. After all, who better to make the commercial case for Miscanthus than real growers reaping the rewards year on year?

“With wheat prices continuing to plummet, we are increasingly hearing from growers seriously looking for a more secure, long-term arable solution. Planting Miscanthus not only means index-linked prices for the next ten years, but also very low inputs and a guaranteed market for all the in-spec crop they produce. Planting it myself has meant my own marginal land is now generating a healthy £579 per ha, and thanks to new developments, establishment costs are falling and profit margins for new growers are only set to widen.”