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INNOVATION IN AGRICULTURE
Investing in a more sustainable tomorrow. NORTHGRO is committed to sustainability. We build on innovation and the production of healthy food while protecting the environment. Positive change is allowed to take place on the agricultural farmland we manage. Water, sun, air, and soil quality are the basic requirements for plants to grow and NORTHGRO takes care of the rest. We have already undertaken numerous measures in the past to ensure we are managing the farmland well. The agricultural land is constantly verified and audited by third parties to ensure we can continually improve.
Maintaining the world’s crop diversity is a global concern and a prerequisite for future food and nutrition resilience. At NORTHGRO, we are ensuring crop diversity to adapt our farmland to the climate crisis, reduce environmental degradation and thereby not only improve soil condition but also create a good foundation to feed people. Plant diversification is used by plant breeders and scientists to develop new, more resilient, and productive varieties that consumers love to eat, and which are nutritious, tasty and adapted to local preferences, environments and challenges.
Our fields from above
The best soil
Planting & seeding
The success of sustainable agriculture depends on growing the right variety. Therefore, NORTHGRO has a long history of working with renowned seed breeders to ensure high quality crops and subsequently healthy products. Our proximity to key seed suppliers ensures that the seeds we use can produce the best and most genetically sound food available on the markets. The distribution of our crops is carried out by our trusted and established suppliers who continue to ensure the highest quality standards.
automated seeding, weeding
NORTHGRO is at the cutting edge of technology, using only fully automatic high precision GPS navigation technology, and ensures that seeding and subsequent weeding are carried out without supervision. Row spacing, plant spacing, seeding depth, speed and tolerance are set with pinpoint accuracy so that different seeds can be used to suit different soil conditions. The use of these new technologies not only has the advantage that the soil is planted carefully, but the automatic weed control also allows for a more profitable harvest. NORTHGRO operates in a sustainable approach, creating ideal growing conditions for plants and maintaining the microstructure of the soil.
Our Farmer at work
Our high quality fertilization
Managing nutrients while protecting the environment is a major challenge for us. NORTHGRO therefore exclusively sources its fertilisers locally, taking utmost care to add as little environmental pollutants to the soil as possible and to operate in an extremely eco-friendly manner. Quality: The quality of the fertiliser is crucial for the yield of the harvest. Composition: A balanced composition and a comprehensive fertilisation approach are important for increasing and securing crops. Efficiency and ecology: The fertiliser’s efficiency is of central importance in view of the latest fertiliser regulations, particularly to avoid nutrient depletion. The fertiliser technologies we use ensure more efficient fertilisation of the plants and a lower environmental impact.
At NORTHGRO, we are gradually working our way towards keeping our carbon footprint as low as possible. However, we are not only taking climate change into account, but also other factors such as animal welfare, pollution, and biodiversity. Improving soil health Soil is our most valuable resource. By increasing the proportion of organic substances and reducing the use of artificial fertilisers, we improve farm fertility, soil microstructure and water storage capacity. This improves the carbon sequestration potential, which translates into greater biodiversity, reduced soil erosion and lower cultivation costs.
Probably the most obvious way to increase soil organic matter is to regularly add organic fertilisers, such as compost and dung. We also make greater use of cover crops, grass leys and use a higher proportion of cultivated plants. All these measures contribute to improving our soil structure. Reducing emissions through improved fertiliser use The majority of greenhouse gas emissions come from the use of inorganic fertilisers. After optimising soil health and fertility on our farmland, we have been able to reduce fertiliser use and still achieve consistent yields.