Miscanthus planting on less productive land leads to increased income and record wheat yields for arable farmer


Miscanthus grower Adam Bradshaw

North Lincolnshire arable farmer, Adam Bradshaw (pictured above), has seen record-breaking average wheat yields of 10.3t/ha in the same year he took his poor land out of arable production and replaced it with Miscanthus and stewardship schemes.

“We decided to plant Terravesta AthenaTM Miscanthus on the poorly performing land and not only has it delivered an average return of over 9t/ha in its second year, we have seen record breaking wheat yields because we’ve concentrated our efforts on the productive land,” says Adam.

“We have tried hard to manage blackgrass levels on our heavy clay farm

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