Cereals and more...

The major part of our lands is used for the production of agro commodities.

Our main crops are winter wheat, malting barley, rapeseed and corn. They are mostly grown on our fertile clay and loess soils. A minor part of less fertile, light sandy soils is used for the "low budget" production of rye.

About 60% of our area consists of winter crops (wheat, rapeseed, rye). Our aim is to have those seeded before 10th of November. In order to maintain sufficient capacity this area is extensively cultivated. After stubble cultivation the seedbed will be prepared in maximum two operations, dependent on the present moisture. Our belief is that our soils need to be cultivated minimum once a year 15-20 cm deep to maintain soil structure.

All other area (for spring crops) is before winter intensively cultivated by subsoiler or plough. By the deep cultivating before winter, frost will improve and recover potential damage on structure which can be caused by harvest, heavy machinery etc.

In our crop plan all our fields will be cultivated intensively (25-35 cm) minimum once every three years.

The average rainfall in our area is 550-600 mm. The past 10 years show us that the climate is getting more and more capricious and unpredictable. In order to cope with long periods of dryness or heavy rainfall it is very important to act quickly when the circumstances are right. Therefore, we keep our machinery up to date by using modern technologies, to make sure that moisture, fertilizers and pesticides are used as efficient as possible. All fieldwork is done by ourselves which makes us independent.