Welcome to our 3,500-hectare organically certified farm, a nurturing ground for our unique, sustainable, and organic agricultural approach dedicated to cereals and legume-based crops including:
MULTI-YEAR CROP ROTATION
At the heart of our innovative approach is the practice of a multi-year crop rotation, a strategy designed to enrich the soil, reduce weeds, pests and diseases, and increase overall farm productivity.
Currently, we have implemented two primary crop rotation cycles in large-scale production: a 3-year and a 4-year rotation.
3-YEAR CROP ROTATION
This crop rotation involves different sequences of sunflowers, cereals, and peas. Peas can be used either as green manure or as a harvestable crop. These crops are arranged in various orders to maximize their benefits.
4-YEAR CROP ROTATION
This crop rotation encompasses different sequences of oats, durum wheat or wheat; then sunflower; then rye, barley or spelt, followed by peas. Also here, peas serve a dual purpose. At their blossoming period, we conduct soil analysis to assess nitrogen availability. This analysis informs our decision on whether to utilize the peas as green manure to enrich the soil or as a crop for harvesting and consumption.
Our long-term goal is to achieve a 7- and an 8-year crop rotation, which will be possible following intensive and comprehensive research.
HARNESSING LEGUME POWER
The crucial role of legumes in our farming model lies in their remarkable ability to convert atmospheric nitrogen into a plant-friendly form, enriching the soil with essential nutrients in an eco-friendly manner.
Central to our farming ethos is the concept of self-sustainability. We generate all our nitrogen fertilizer onsite, and preserve high-quality seeds harvested directly from our fields.
Buffer zones act as nature’s fortresses, safeguarding our organic farming areas from potential contamination that may arise from nearby conventional agricultural practices.
These protective barriers play a crucial role in preserving the integrity of our organic produce. In total, we manage a vast expanse of over 14 hectares of buffer zones, stretching across a length of more than 20 kilometers. These buffer zones significantly reduce the risk of contamination from neighboring fields, enhance biodiversity, and mitigate erosion on over 560 hectares of our organically certified land – which accounts for 17% of our total arable land.
LEVERAGING BIG DATA AND FARMING SOFTWARE
These tools allow us to carefully monitor our crops, manage our resources efficiently, and optimize soil, water, and fertilizers usage. We leverage the power of big data to advance farm management software development, ensuring traceability and sustainability from our fields to your table throughout the entire food production process.
PLANT-BASED FARMING FOR SUSTAINABLE FOOD PRODUCTION
Our farming operation is entirely plant-based, keeping us free from livestock-related processes. We forego animal-based manure practices, actively reducing greenhouse gas emissions and minimizing soil and water degradation. This approach enables us to tackle some of the most pressing environmental challenges in contemporary agriculture, demonstrating that efficient food production and environmental stewardship can coexist harmoniously.
Subscribe to our newsletter for latest field trials and sustainable farming practices.
By submitting your email, you consent to subscribe to our e-newsletter to receive the latest LoginEKO updates. You can withdraw your consent at any time, more info here.