“The farming tradition has been kept in our family for a long time, about two hundred years. In the 1990s, my parents grew hops on about 100 hectares. Since 2014, the Krabčice Farm has been gradually expanding; today, we manage 230 hectares, out of which 187 hectares are arable soil and the rest is meadows,” Mr. Beran, the owner, introduces the company.
The farm manages fertile soils, mostly brown. They mostly grow malt barley with an average yield of 8.8 t/ha, wheat with a yield of 7 t/h and less usual crops, such as mustard or peas. Mr. Beran strives to farm with a positive approach to the countryside. He founds nectariferous organic strips in the fields and plants new tree avenues. “We strive to farm sustainably and differently. We also produce honey and mustard products that people can buy from us,” Mr. Beran adds.
The farm applies a combination of tillage and no-tillage technology. The fields are tilled with a plough every other year and only for selected crops.