Control of compliance with standards in crop rotation

Compliance with the crop rotation standards is the key to a high yield, restoration of soil fertility and prevention of plant diseases.

When planning a crop rotation, our agronomists follow the requirements of organic standards. In particular, not less than 20% of field area is under legume crops, without taking into account soybean, and 50% is under cover crops. Moreover, 7% of the land bank consists of untilled land, meadows and forest plantations that allow the development of flora and fauna and the biogeocenosis development. Moreover, we avoid growing the same crop annually in the same land plot.

Balanced crop rotation with a large proportion of legumes, that ensure nitrogen fixation from the air, is guaranteed by following the rules. Among them are:

  • 1 One crop should not be grown annually in the same land plot.
  • 2 One crop should not occupy more than one-third of the total area.
  • 3 At least one year gap between two major crops of the same species.
  • 4 At least 20% of land under soil improvers (legumes).
  • 5 Growing cover crops on 50% of cultivated land after the vegetation period.
  • 6 To introduce balanced organic crop rotation, we experiment in growing flax, red and green lentils, chickpea, spring vetch, field pea, etc. that are untypical for Central Ukraine.