Bezenye Agricultural Cooperative

Success Story

The agricultural company cultivates an area of 393.3 ha. The crops grown on their land are: winter wheat, grass (8 ha), alfalfa, winter barley, buckwheat (as a secondary crop), phacelia - also used as multifunctional field margins.

They carry out organic farming and the crops are cultivated in an environmentally friendly way using minimum tillage. Soil moisture loss is reduced by mulching, and green manure is applied to maintain and promote beneficial biological activities in the soil. In addition, it cultivates secondary crops (e.g. buckwheat) and maintains 8 ha of grassland. The backbone of nutrient replenishment is the use of foliar fertilisation and biostimulants.

Applying the practices of RA is considered to be the most beneficial from the point of view of environmental protection, and this type of farming is also an advantage in meeting consumers’ expectations for a more environmentally conscious approach. The difficulty they need to face is that there has been a reduction in yields, which slows down the returns, and that the more severe controls by the organic certification impose a greater administrative burden on the producer.

LABELS: Hungary, crop-production, organic



Location of farm

Hungary, Bezenye

Name of the farmer

Dr. Tóth Kálmán

Size of farm

393,3 ha

Permanent staff


Main products of farm

Wheat, grassland (8 ha), alfalfa, winter barley, pohanka (Successive secondary crop)


Farmland cultivated with RA practices


Crops produced with RA practices

Wheat, alfalfa, winter barley, pohanka

Duration of using RA practices

Since 2012

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