Miscanthus for Wales?

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    Miscanthus for Wales?

    Thursday, 28th September 2017

    Miscanthus for Wales?

    Field visit and information day - Thursday 28th September 2017

    An opportunity to visit commercial and research scale Miscanthus plantations in mid-Wales, with follow-up talks by Aberystwyth researchers and the commercial supply chain leaders Terravesta.

    Key speaker - Helen Minnice-Smith, Senior Agricultural & Climate Change Policy Advisor for the Welsh Government

    Terravesta will be on-hand to answer questions around establishment costs, market opportunities and growers’ contracts.

    Agenda

    • Depart from IBERS (Gogerddan campus) at 09:30 a.m. Transport will be provided. (Pickup from Aberystwyth train station available by prior arrangement - please notify Carol Dery, cad22@aber.ac.uk or 01970 621631)


    • Visits to:
    6ha Mxg plantation

    Glanystwyth farm to see Miscanthus as bedding for indoor lambing.

    Pwllpeiran Upland Research Centre for lunch and talks around market development and economics.

    Upland sites

    Click here to see the event programme.

    Please contact Carol Dery to register at cad22@aber.ac.uk or 01970 621631.