Denmark is known worldwide for their grass, clover, and horticultural seeds. Amongst others, Denmark produces approximately 40% of the total EU production of grass seeds. The production of grass seeds covers grass blends used for fodder in the agricultural sector, professional and private use of lawn seeds. Other substantial seed productions in Denmark is e.g. spinach, cabbage, chrysanthemum, and flower seeds. The large diversity of Danish crops is due our favorable climate enabling various types of crop production.
Other relevant crops in Denmark are small grains, mainly wheat and barley, covering more than half of the agricultural area. Fodder crops, mainly grass and maize for silage, amounts to 780,000 hectares, but Denmark is also an important producer of sales crops such as rape seed, sugar beets and grass seeds of various types. Vegetables and potatoes cover 60,000 hectares.
Travel to Farm has different farm hosts located across the country working with crops; both organic and conventional productions. A typical day on a Danish crop farm could include general field work, mechanical weed control, gaining knowledge of crop rotation and the impact on soil quality. Our average farms are approximately 100-300 hectares. However, it should be noted that many of our farmers runs a full production system and thus, many will also have a substantial livestock production (e.g. dairy or pigs). As a trainee you would gain knowledge of the Danish crop management and newer machinery for e.g. sowing and harvesting.
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