Miscanthus helps Wiltshire estate boost environmental credentials
A 1,312-hectare estate near the picturesque town of Malmesbury in Wiltshire has planted 20 hectares of Miscanthus, with plans to grow more, to reduce the farm’s environmental impact and concentrate efforts on growing healthy, high yielding food crops.
Farm manager and NFU student & young farmer ambassador, Mike Wilkins (pictured left) says the crop has been a great addition to the farm.
“We’re very keen to reduce our environmental impact as well as continuing to grow high-yielding arable crops.
“We have therefore taken out some less productive land and planted Miscanthus.”
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