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Application of permanent soil cover using plants
or plant residue.

Permanent soil cover protects the soil against the physical impact of water, wind and the sun. Soil can be covered with residues of preceding crops or ground covers. This also increases soil biomass.

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Tillage limited to the necessary minimum.

No-till farming, minimum tillage, conservation tillage – those are the farming techniques aimed at plant growth without any prior mechanical interference in the soil structure. They are conducive to the development of soil organisms, such as worms. Soil organisms improve soil irrigation and aeration.

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Application of permanent soil cover for permanent crops.
Soil cover between trees or other permanent crops prevents soil erosion.

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Application of appropriate crop rotation.

Crop rotation stimulates biological activity and develops the diversity of plant residues in soil. The plant diversity resulting from appropriate crop rotation helps limit the presence of some weeds, diseases and pests.

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Irrigation optimisation based on the water needs of plants and on the water content of the soil.

The optimisation applies to the irrigation dose and application time. This is to prevent water waste as water, especially in Polish conditions, is becoming sparse in agricultural production.

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Nawożenie w oparciu o potrzeby nawozowe roślin i zasobność gleb.

Nawożenie dokonujemy w oparciu o potrzeby roślin w celu optymalizacji produkcji. Dostosowujemy dawki nawozów do potrzeb roślin uprawnych. Stosowania nawozów zależy od wielu czynników np. mobilności składników , poziomu asymilacji i innych.

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Application of modern supporting methods e.g.
precision agriculture.

Precision agriculture makes use of modern technologies, such as GPS, GIS, satellite images, to assess and understand the differences in the structure of particular fields for better application of
the means of production. Precision agriculture helps optimise sustainable use of plant protection products, for instance by
preventing any overlapping application of a fertiliser solution. This reduces the cost of the procedures, increases efficiency and limits the risk of environmental pollution.

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Irrigation optimisation based on the water needs of plants and on soil water content.

The optimisation applies to the irrigation dose and application time. This is to prevent water waste as water, especially in Polish conditions, is becoming sparse in agricultural production.

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Optimisation of plant protection products based on current pest and disease pressure.

If we use plant protection products, we must follow the instructions on the product label. The person applying plant protection products should be highly knowledgeable when it comes to weeds, plant diseases and pests and their impact on crops to choose an optimum crop protection method. Integrated Pest Management is a combination of biological, biotechnological and chemical plant
protection methods. Application of chemical plant protection products starts with regular crop surveys, equipment preparation for the use of plant protection products and equipment calibration.

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Introduction of buffer zones and baulks by making use of plant diversity.

Baulks and buffer zones provide shelter and nesting areas for small animals and birds. They are important from the perspective of farming landscape diversity. Furthermore, buffer zones prevent soil erosion and transfer of contaminated particles from farmland to non-arable land.

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Introduction and maintenance of buffer zones around watercourses and water bodies.

Buffer zones around watercourses and water bodies prevent their contamination. They limit hazardous substance runoff to waters through filtration. This improves the quality and increases the biodiversity of water.

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Prevention of local soil contamination through setup of stations for safe washing of spraying machines.

To prevent local soil contamination, spraying machines should be filled and washed in specifically designated places. Appropriate procedures must be followed.

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Safe disposal of waste, e.g. waste packaging of plant protection products.

Inorganic waste, such as waste packaging of plant protection products, must be managed in accordance with the applicable procedures. This applies to packaging storage, rinsing and disposal.

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Support of local social initiatives.

The work of farmers has a considerable impact on the condition of the environment and, by extension, on the local community. A farmer is responsible for the management of natural resources which are the property of the society. Active involvement of farmers in the activities of the local community fosters mutual understanding and strengthens the bonds between neighbours.

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Gaining the expertise required in farm management and in the development of business relations.

Agricultural production is a complex process that requires extensive expertise related to the agricultural engineering of crops and to building and developing the business relations necessary to reach business goals. Continuous improvement of one’s competences is indispensable for the achievement of the desired financial results.