Where to find Bayer ForwardFarms

The world of Bayer ForwardFarming

Bayer ForwardFarms are living examples of how sustainable agriculture is being practiced. The maps above show you where the current Bayer ForwardFarms are located. Further farms are planned worldwide. If you scroll down you can find brief factsheets with further information e.g. soil , crops about the farms. Click on the name of the farm to find out more about them.

BELGIUM

INTRODUCING HOF TEN BOSCH

OWNED BY JAN AND JOSSE PEETERS
LOCATION
Huldenberg, near Brussels, Belgium

HISTORY
Farmed by the Peeters family since 1890, owned by Jan and Josse Peeters since 1980

CROPS
Potatoes, wheat, sugar beet, corn, apples, pears

SOIL
Hilly area with a good drained and fertile sandy loam soil

PARTNERS
Partnership with the University of Leuven

GERMANY 

INTRODUCING DAMIANSHOF

OWNED BY BERND OLLIGS

LOCATION

Rommerskirchen, Germany


HISTORY

Farmed in the sixth generation, since 1845.


CROPS

Winter wheat, sugar beet, potatoes, winter barley, oil seed rape

SOIL

Deep, brown soil with 10 m to 20 m high loess that scores between 90 points and 95 points on the German soil quality classification system (ranging from 1 = very poor to 100 = very good).


PARTNERS

FlächenAgentur Rheinland GmbH, Stiftung Rheinische Kulturlandschaft, OICOS Konzepte GmbH



NETHERLANDS 

INTRODUCING FARM HET GROENE HART

OWNED BY JASPER ROUBOS

LOCATION

Abbenes, North Holland,The Netherlands


HISTORY

Founded around 1870. In 2002, the farm was relocated a few kilometers to its current location, because of the construction of the high speed train track. In 2011, Jasper took over from his father Jan Roubos.


CROPS

Winter wheat, potatoes, onion, sugar beet


SOIL

The clay soil has no stones, good drainage and is not very susceptible to drought, leading to high fertility and high yield potential.


CUSTOMERS

Potatoes are grown for McCain, sugar beets for Cosun and onions for various customers.


FRANCE

INTRODUCING CHÂTEAU LAMOTHE

OWNED BY DAMIEN CHOMBART

LOCATION

Haux, near Bordeaux, France


HISTORY

Château Lamothe’s foundations date back to the 16th century. Since 1956, 4 generations of our family have managed Château Lamothe: the Perriquets, then the Néels, and now the Chombarts.


CROPS

Wine Grapes


SOIL

Limestone-clay on slopes in the heart of the Bordeaux wine region.


PARTNERS

Berthoud, French Vine and Wine Institute, Vitinnov, bee keeper, Eco-Entomology Laboratory


CUSTOMERS

Export 90 % to North America and Asia


Hof ten Bosch

Sustainable potato farming in practice

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