Soil quality determines future success

Given the intensity of the farming practices and considerable annual crop yields, maintaining the health of our soil remains a top priority for future success. The soil’s fertility and possible trace element shortages are closely monitored throughout the growing and production season and we address these immediately if they are detected. Leaf samples are analysed after the berry set period during the growing season and any shortages that are detected in the leaf sampling process are also treated immediately.

We sow and establish cover crops such as rye to protect microbes in the soil and to minimise water loss. We make use of organic products such as hay bales, manure and compost in order to improve soil structure and to improve the soil’s capacity to retain water.

Here are other examples of how we raise the bar in productivity, sustainability and quality of the product at farm level: