Land and soil preparation consists in:
- Land evening
- Setting up rows with traditional method or a tractor fitted with GPS
After setting up the rows, we start to scarify them with a mechanical spade like Bivanga of 90 cm width and depth of 50 cm – it is where we build the roots.
For sandy soil, it is done 2-3 times and for a clayey soil, 3-5 times in intervals of about 1 month.
The last but not least scarifying is done right before the winter frosts (it improves soil structure) and the last one is done in the spring right before planting.
The goal of this is to provide as much air to the soil as possible and create an aggregate structure – this basically affects the growth of roots and microorganisms.