About organic farming
The most important feature of organic farming – bio farming or ecological farming – is that production takes place in an environmentally friendly way. In the course of our work, we carry out natural-based nutrient replenishment and plant protection, we do not use synthetic fertilizers, pesticides, GMO varieties or environmentally harmful technologies. We carry out organic farming within the framework of strict regulations laid down in legislation, with inspection and certification.
Due to the nature of our activities the environmentally conscious operation is natural for us. Our basic goal is to produce healthy and safe products in a sustainable environment in a sustainable way, for the recognition and satisfaction of our partners.
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Some advice for organic farmers
The biggest task of our farm in the daily life of crop production is to defeat the biggest enemy of organic farmers, whom everyone just calls: WEED.
It is not the fungal diseases, not the insects that are the biggest problem in the life of organic farmers, but the perpetual struggle with weeds.
We can control fungal diseases very well by choosing a variety, by designing the crop rotation properly, but there is no alternative to weeds. There are only chances that “it” will not prevail in this race. But before we deter anyone from organic farming, we definitely want to state that organic farmers do not want to eradicate weeds, just keep them at a level that does not cause economic damage while growing the main crop.
Another limiting factor in weed retention: the time.
When we are preparing to sow, we always prepare the seedbed in the area just before sowing so that the small seed have time for to break up into the sky and we have time to protect it from the weeds until we are able to suppress them by shading it.
After sowing, before germination, it is important to cross the area with a weed comb, so to speak, this is the technological step appropriate for basic weed control. Once the stock has been cleared, it is important to cross the area once more with the weed comb to clean it from weeds germinating with our plant at the same time. Proper adjustment of the weed comb and selection of the optimal speed is very important, because if we choose the wrong pace, weeds will remain or we will pull out the row of crops as well. Of course, these technological elements are true for the cultivation of spring-sown crops, primarily because in the case of autumn-sown crops (winter wheat) it is not necessary to weed in the autumn, we only need to start weeding in the spring.
However, it is not only the weed comb that is among the herbicide-machines. In case the area is compacted due to excessive rainfall and cannot be treated with a weed comb, or if the weeds have strengthened, we always take out the spoked hoe, which can be used with great efficiency in all crops. For non-grain row crops, even row crop cultivators should be used if the condition of the crops allows.
The farming technology of different crops is the same in many cases, but the same operations must be performed at different times for each crop. Therefore, when preparing a sowing plan, it is important to be aware of the human, power and machine resources of the company, to be able to make out the most of them, to arrange them and to set up a sowing structure that can be provided with high efficiency and in all areas.
In the field of plant protection, our primary weapon is the variety selection. We work with varieties in different cultures that have high resistance or possibly resistance to different diseases. Nevertheless, contact sprays (approved by the Biocontrol) are often used for prevention, for example, against oidium in winter wheat. If necessary, we can also apply foliar fertilizers and conditioning products for treatment to help our plant achieve a safe and high yield.
Harvesting is the same technological step in our group of companies as in any other farm, with the difference that in all cases it is recommended for us to grow varieties with early, middle-ripening times so that harvesting is not hindered by high water content or drying costs. We cannot carry out chemical desiccation (stock drying) in accordance with the ecological approach, and the combustion products and dust generated during drying have a detrimental effect on the environment.