Cheshire farm walk showcases crop providing energy security in the UK

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Farming both sustainable energy and food is top of the agenda for Cheshire arable farmer, Andrew Worrall, who grows the carbon negative energy crop, Miscanthus, on less productive fields alongside food crops including pumpkins, triticale and cover crops for soil fertility.

“Terravesta AthenaTM Miscanthus is a fantastic new variety, the rhizomes are delivered to the farm in good condition, and Terravesta provides the planter and planting advice. We supply the manpower, and the planting was seamless.”

Farmers considering planting the carbon negative crop Miscanthus can now benefit from a finance package to cover virtually all upfront costs for crop establishment, as well as new direct, long-term offtake agreements with end-users, with 10–15-year index-linked annual returns.

 

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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 an avid follower of Stoke City.