Miscanthus yields

willy

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Mixed Farmer
Location
Rutland
Looking at putting areas of land that are always poor yield due to wet and black grass, what average yield arw people getting from their miscanthus and is it hybrid or standard.

Also what are the thoughts about carbon trading and the value this may bring to miscanthus.

Many thanks
 

JonL

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BASE UK Member
Location
East Yorks
No doubt things have moved on since I grew it 15 years ago and I can't remember the figures, but yield on heavy, wet land was crap. Miscanthus performs best on good land, just like everything else
 

czechmate

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Mixed Farmer
Looking at putting areas of land that are always poor yield due to wet and black grass, what average yield arw people getting from their miscanthus and is it hybrid or standard.

Also what are the thoughts about carbon trading and the value this may bring to miscanthus.

Many thanks

What would you do with it?
At my stage in life, a farm down to miscanthus would suit me down to the ground 👍
 

Mc115reed

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D14

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Looking at putting areas of land that are always poor yield due to wet and black grass, what average yield arw people getting from their miscanthus and is it hybrid or standard.

Also what are the thoughts about carbon trading and the value this may bring to miscanthus.

Many thanks

Because its down for so long make sure you factor in redraining the land afterwards because the roots wreck drainage systems.
 

bankrupt

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Location
EX17/20
Looking at putting areas of land that are always poor yield due to wet and black grass,
Experience here over 25 years in fields part Miscanthus, part cereals, is that Miscanthus really doesn't like the wet any more than cereals do.

Difference is that, being a perennial, once it's gone it's gone, whereas every year's crop of wheat, barley or oats might be yet another record high, or low.

:geek: :geek:
 

redsloe

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Location
Cornwall
Looking at putting areas of land that are always poor yield due to wet and black grass, what average yield arw people getting from their miscanthus and is it hybrid or standard.

Also what are the thoughts about carbon trading and the value this may bring to miscanthus.

Many thanks
Last year ours yielded 3.5t/ acre. A bit down on the average of 4.0t.
Some of it is on wet ground, doesn't seem to make much difference.
 

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Five nature-recovery projects spanning nearly 100,000ha across the West Midlands, Cambridgeshire, the Peak District, Norfolk and Somerset have been announced by the government and Natural England today (Thursday, May 26).

This is the equivalent in size to all 219 current National Reserves.

The aim of the projects is to deliver nature recovery at a landscape scale, helping to tackle biodiversity loss, climate change and improve public health and well-being.

All five projects will make a significant contribution towards the national delivery of the international commitment to protect at least 30% of land and...
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