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Preparations for Planting Miscanthus / Elephant Grass

To be prepared for planting, the field should be ploughed to a depth of at least 20 cm in autumn. It should be ensured that no large organic amounts of previous crops are incorporated, since the free-releasing nitrogen inhibits the maturation in autumn. one-year-old miscanthus plants start storing nutrients in the rhizomes very late in autumn, and, thus, the frost resistance cannot be protected sufficiently during the too intensive growth, especially in autumn.

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