Advice and training on climate-friendly agriculture, humus build-up, erosion control & water balance
Existing climate prognoses say that Central Europe will experience more storms and heavy downpours as well as prolonged droughts in the coming years. On the one hand, floods are to be expected, on the other hand, groundwater and drinking water supplies are likely to become scarcer. If nothing is done, the safety and quality of harvests may be dramatically endangered. We need a climate-friendly, but also better climate-adapted agriculture.
Both the water absorption capacity of soils during heavy rainfall events needs to be improved with regard to erosion and flood risk, as well as the water filtering and storage capacity in times of drought – for crop production and drinking water supply. Already in 2003 and 2006, many farmers made the experience that well-structured soils with sufficient humus content are more resilient for each of the extremes mentioned here.
Humus build-up is therefore essential. This also decisively improves erosion control and the water balance.
For a “good agricultural practice” in soil management, we need to know the state of soil functions. The best way to do this is with an analysis of soil structure. We need to know what the current soil condition is and how we can positively support soil quality in practice in the long term, This is the basis for maintaining soil functions and sustainably productive agriculture.
On the following pages you will find offers for analysis, advice and further training.