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4. Crop production

Crop production

Fiels yields

The field yields in Switzerland are charged per Hectare or Are. There are a variety of cultures. In Switzerland, yields have been steadily increasing, especially among arable crops in recent years. The largest increases in yield were achieved through breeding progress. In addition, more precise  fertilizing at the right time, which also has a positive effect on the yield and reduces the use of fertilizer.

In artificial, natural meadows and maize, the yield is given in dry matter (TS). This is the yield without water. For the other crops, the actual yields are given in fresh substance. The fluctuations can be very large. For example wheat yield fluctuations of 3 to 10 tons per hectare are assumed, . depending on the weather and pest infestation,

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