Miscanthus: Planting and Growing (PB5421)

Planting and Growing Miscanthus

PB5421
2001

Best Practice Guidelines for Applicants to DEFRA's Energy Crops Scheme

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Contents

Introduction

Why Grow Energy Crops?

What is Miscanthus?

Annual Growing Cycle

Where will Miscanthus Grow Well?

Site Selection and Planning

Re-Planting Requirements

Planting Material

Planting Equipment

Fertiliser Requirements

Weed Control

Pests and Diseases

Harvesting

Energy Value

Biodiversity

Useful Contacts and References


DEFRA, March 2001 R/P 9/01, PB 5421
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Text prepared by Peter Nixon and Mike Bullard of ADAS Consulting Ltd. Booklet design by Folio Creative Communication Ltd.

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