Miscanthus

robs1

Member
Anyone able to shed light on the growing of Miscantus and ROI?
Looked into it years ago, if you have an outlet for it that doesnt involve middle men then it's a good earner, several bits round here have been ripped up due to them not being able to sell it.
I expect with all the red tape and anti farming crap coming it might be a way of earning money from marginal land.
 

paulthefarm

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Thanks for the reply, my question was raised due to a recent article where company is willing to plant the stuff and share part the carbon capture benefits.
 

robs1

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Thanks for the reply, my question was raised due to a recent article where company is willing to plant the stuff and share part the carbon capture benefits.
Might be worth looking into but being a cynic I always am sceptical about these things, no harm in having discussions about it. Carbon capture could be better than farming the the world is going
 

Deerefarmer

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Here (east coast us mid atlantic region) a major market is bedding for broiler barns. Renewable source of bedding vs wood shavings
Some is burned for bio gas too

Can't help the OP much tho but anything that requires government grants and subsidies to encourage people to grow it must have a pathetic ROI imo
 
Thanks for the reply, my question was raised due to a recent article where company is willing to plant the stuff and share part the carbon capture benefits.
Only 1 winner in that equation. The company trousers the majority of the cash and the farmer is left with miscanthus he has to farm forever, even if the financial return is rubbish. Might as well give them the land.
 
mow chop spread would work maybe, leaving it yo the soil biology to consume

not sure about the “working in” bit though !

burning for power would be capturing nothing
Think it would take the worms a while to work through a crop of miscanthus left on the floor....?


Potentially a similiar type of end game...
 
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Forkdriver

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Livestock Farmer
I wondered when looking at a great flat of the stuff last year, what game birds made of it! Presumable best in strips?
Cut rides and open areas. Then you get to cut and sell it in spring. No inputs at all, and grows on rubbish land.
 
From what I understood when I looked into it, the money is in the selling of the Ryzomes.

According to this lot £2700+ per hectare.
 
From what I understood when I looked into it, the money is in the selling of the Ryzomes.

According to this lot £2700+ per hectare.
Bit like biomass willow in the early 90s then....
 

robs1

Member
mow chop spread would work maybe, leaving it yo the soil biology to consume

not sure about the “working in” bit though !

burning for power would be capturing nothing
Burning is the least valuable use of it, can be used for bedding and then returned to the soil, however it has many other uses, when I looked at it many years ago they had example of fast food containers made with it and a mix of potato starch, internal car body panels etc, in total I think there was around 100 different products made with it, in the new green world it should have a big future, especially on marginal land
 
Burning is the least valuable use of it, can be used for bedding and then returned to the soil, however it has many other uses, when I looked at it many years ago they had example of fast food containers made with it and a mix of potato starch, internal car body panels etc, in total I think there was around 100 different products made with it, in the new green world it should have a big future, especially on marginal land
I remember the same statements, and even went on a day, where it was being touted as the new wonder crop. Mostly for power station usage, and that didn't end well....
 
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AGCO reports sales increase of 43.5% compared to 2020 figures

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Written by Agriland Team from Agriland

The tractor manufacturer AGCO, which consists of brands such as Challenger, Fendt, GSI, Massey Ferguson and Valtra, reported its results for the second quarter ending June 30, 2021.

Net sales for the second quarter were approximately $2.9 billion, an increase of approximately 43.5% compared to the second quarter of 2020.

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Reported net income was $3.73/share for the second quarter of 2021, and adjusted...
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