11.07.2013 ‘We are caretakers of the soil’ is a slogan of an American farmer

Rick Bieber is a farmer from South Dakota, who implements No-Till for 26 years. He farms 15,000 hectares where he and his team of 6 people grow soybeans, corn and cereals.

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24.05.2013 Time of Discovery or Impressions of farmers’ operation in South Dakota

During this time we visited successful farmers of South Dakota (USA).

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01.09.2012 Mulch for soil protection

Agricultural producers are constantly seeking ways for reduction the rate of fertilizers, crop protection chemicals and fuel consumption, especially in a situation when the prices for agricultural inputs are climbing up. The price for these inputs is constantly growing and the fertility of the soil continues to deteriorate. Thus, the cost-price of yield is also getting higher. How can we restore humus content in the fertile layer of the soil without additional financial inputs? The farming practice showed that the only wise decision for both soil and farmer is conservation agriculture.

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25.08.2012 Sorghum is a very promising crop

Deterioration of climatic conditions in main grain regions of CIS countries makes agricultural producers consider non-traditional crops, which can yield and generate profit even in a dry season. Ukraine and Russia are now facing a real «sorghum-boom», because exceptional drought resistance, high yields and a growth of demand in the world market make this crop very promising for domestic farmers.

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20.08.2012 Profitable dairy farming

Eastern Europe has all the precursors for development of profitable milk production. The world experience shows that dairy business can and should be developed. There is an acute deficite of dairy products in Ukraine, while the capacities and possibilities of our producers are not used in full.

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20.05.2012 Commercial pork production

Food supply for human consumption has always been one of the top priorities and the most profitable activity of people. Pork occupies one of the leading places in the world in solving the meat problem.

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10.04.2012 Crop production is profitable

110% of profitability can be normal for crop production. Normal, but not the limit. Under conventional tillage the biggest share of the profit is «consumed» by production costs. A successful farmer is the one who harvests optimum yield with the least costs.

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01.03.2012 Commercial ostrich farming

Commercial ostrich farming is the most profitable business all over the world, if wise approach is implemented. During the first year the profit can range from 200% to 400%. Ostrich is an exotic bird with an exceptional adaptability to different climatic conditions and is famous for its unpretentiousness to food (it can easily consume Ukrainian alfalfa and clovers). This is why ostrich farmers are calling ostriches «livestock with wings».

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