Miscanthus farm walks this autumn

 

Miscanthus is a perennial grass, that grows up to 12 feet high and has the potential to yield 15 tonnes per hectare, which can give the farmer a return of over £900 per hectare from mature yield.

If you’re interested in finding out how the crop could benefit your farm business, don’t miss the upcoming Miscanthus Farm walks.

Free of charge, the walks are designed to show farmers everything that’s involved with growing Miscanthus.

The walks are hosted on a farm growing the crop, and run by Terravesta, the Miscanthus supply chain experts. At each event, the company presents on the life cycle of the crop then runs through spring planting and harvesting, the limited crop maintenance required, financial returns, and outlines the growing markets for it. There are chances to ask any burning questions you have at any point in the day.

There is always an opportunity to head out and look at a Miscanthus crop with the grower host, and a chance to mingle and speak to the Terravesta team about how Miscanthus could fit into your business model.

Spaces are limited so book on today by visiting the Terravesta homepage or contact Jacob Duce, E: jacobd@terravesta.com T: 01522 731873.

Terravesta provides refreshments in the form of a breakfast buffet or a light lunch.

 

Farm walk dates:

Norfolk Miscanthus farm walk:

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

Catering: A light lunch will be provided on the day, so please let us know if you have any dietary requirements

 

Northamptonshire Miscanthus breakfast event:

Held by kind permission of Jim Foster

Date and time: Thursday 26th October, 08:30 for 09:00 – 12:30

Address: The Stanwick Hotel, West St, Stanwick, Wellingborough NN9 6QY

Cost: F.O.C

Catering: A breakfast buffet will be provided on the day, so please let us know if you have any dietary requirements

 

Staffordshire Miscanthus farm walk:

Held by kind permission of Robin and Lesley-Jane Powell

Date and time: Wednesday 22nd November, 10:30 – 14:00

Address: Hammerwich Community Centre, Hall Lane, Hammerwich, WS7 0JP

Cost: F.O.C

Catering: A light lunch will be provided on the day, so please let us know if you have any dietary requirements

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Deputy editor of Agronomist and Arable Farmer as well as responsibility for the Agronomist and Arable Farmer and Farm Business websites. After 17 years milking cows on the family farm John started writing about agriculture in 1998 and has since written for a variety of publications and has developed a wide circle of contacts within the industry. When not working John is a season ticket holder at Stoke City and also of late has become a fitness freak, listing cycling, swimming and walking as his exercises of choice.