Adam Harasim


The study attempts to understand the problems of non- livestock farms. The analyzes were based on literature data and case studies. The study presents the following issues: typology of farms, reasons for the introduction of non-livestock management, the impact of non-livestock management on the environment, achieved production and economic effects and unique features of non-livestock farms in Poland. It has been shown that manure- free management is possible, but requires farmers to have knowl- edge and professional skills. Balances of mineral components and soil organic matter have to be done by farms with no livestock in order to optimize fertilization and achieve satisfactory yields and prevent soil degradation. In non-livestock farms, maintaining the optimal level of soil fertility depends on the straw management, beet leaves utilization for fertilization purposes and the cultiva- tion of catch crops for green manure. Manure should also be pur- chased (if possible).


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Harasim, A. 2022. Problems of Polish non-livestock farms. Polish Journal of Agronomy. 50, 50 (wrz. 2022), 12–18. DOI:https://doi.org/10.26114/pja.iung.493.2022.02.