In the United Kingdom, miscanthus specialist, Terravesta, is inviting farmers who want to learn more about the environmental and financial benefits of miscanthus to attend a Miscanthus farm walk hosted by Terravesta and Norfolk farmer, Adam Brewer on 10 September 2019.
Alex Robinson, general manager at Terravesta, says that more farmers are looking at planting Miscanthus since Snetterton Renewable Energy Plant opened in 2017. “Adam’s farm is 35 miles away from Snetterton Power Plant and we’re looking to work with growers within East Anglia to supply it.
“Terravesta has a long-term contract with the plant for the supply of 25,000 tonnes of whole bales each year,” says Alex. “Many farmers are not only reaping the financial benefits of the crop – studies also suggest that Miscanthus can contribute to soil organic matter, earthworm diversity and stabilised soil structure.”
Adam Brewer manages the farm with his father, alongside running his own audio company. “We were looking to diversify the business in a way that allowed me to continue with my audio work and the environmental impact of our farm is important to us. Miscanthus seemed like the ideal solution, with a very local market,” explains Adam.
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