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!