Miscanthus gear plays catch-up

Collings, Andrew
March 2008
Farmers Weekly;3/14/2008, p37
Trade Publication
The article focuses on the development of technology used for planting elephant grass or miscanthus. The government's aim of generating 10% of the nation's electricity from renewable energy sources by 2010 means continued interest in growing miscanthus. It can grow to more than 3.5 meters and produce a dry weight harvest yield of between 12 tons and 16 tons/hectare. Contractor Phil Benson uses an adapted feeder wagon to plant miscanthus rhizomes.


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