The arable land is ordered primarily with wheat, barley and canola.
Furthermore, 10% of the arable land created with flowers for the bees and other animals. These are moved once a year or grazed by sheep.
Because of our machinery group the machines have become larger, so the cost has been reduced and the processing can be overcome besides work. In the main working hours the farmer takes the holidays and the previously accumulated overtime reserve.
Management begins with the preparation of the fields. (Seedbed preparation) rushes straight at the very rape, this must be sown in August thus it has plenty of time to onset of winter to 8 until 10 sheets form. Is the only way to ensure it survives the harsh wintertime. Is the rape sown, the tillage start for the sowing of barley. This must be done by the end of September, so that the barley is planted enough going into the winter. End of October then the wheat is sown.
The topsoil must be prepared for the new seed crumbly.
This happens with us no longer with the plow, because it is very time consuming.
We work the fields first flat with the disc harrow down to 10 cm, so the volunteer grain and weed seeds are to germinate. At the same time the short cut straw is incorporated as food for earthworms and other soil organisms.
After the rising of weeds, grasses and volunteer cereals or rape another step follows the subsoil to approximately 15 to 20 cm. Thus the soil is loosened gently that straw mixed intensively with the ground. The moisture is retained well. By adopting this approach, the soil erosion is also greatly reduced.
When this is done, the fields are sown again.
Equipped with a rotary harrow with a pneumatic seed drill with double glazing and trailing roller bands, the seed is placed optimally into the ground.
After about 8 to 14 days the young plants come from the soil.
Depending on the crop, the surfaces must be checked again on weeds and pests, snails, lice and flea beetles which can damage the young plants strong.
The plants always need food in the form of fertilizer. This is done by using the liquid fertilizer (Amoniakharnstofflösung). The AHL is applied with the sprayer. Again, different operations could be combined (Foliar treatment against powdery mildew) so you can save some crossings over the field.