Commercial and environmental benefits of Miscanthus outlined in new study

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Miscanthus is recommended by the Committee on Climate Change as a crop which helps to offset CO2 emissions, but how practical is it on British farms? A new research paper, led by Dr Anita Shepherd, research fellow at the University or Aberdeen, has studied farmers’ experiences of growing Miscanthus in the UK, to find out the reasoning behind their choice. “This study investigates the condition of commercial Miscanthus fields, growers concerns and reasons for growing the crop and also the modelling of a realistic commercial yield,” says Anita. “It investigates the condition of commercial Miscanthus fields, grower’s concerns and reasons for planting the crop

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