Defying the extremes by using uncommon methods

 Franz und Marita Grötschl run a dairy farm in the Austrian Burgenland along the Hungarian border. They farm a 65-head herd of dairy cows and their female offspring. Growing their forage on dry and sandy soils, the Grötschls apply rather uncommon methods that defy the extreme weather and soil conditions.

Crop rotation benefits from cover crops


Superior performance of species-rich mixes


Cover crops for early sowing


Conserving water with cover crops


Humus - black gold


Roots - familiar yet unknown


Roots can replace the plough


Dare to diversity


Is your soil erosion stable?


Radish Deeptill - The living "soil drill"


That’s how to make the intercrop a success!