Biodynamic farming has become the hope for a world that is increasingly aware of the importance of farming sustainably and environmentally friendly. At Virkar Group we are convinced that these agricultural practices are more ethical and efficient, and we are committed to them and to achieving that much-needed change for all.
The Pillars of Biodynamic Agriculture
Biodynamic agriculture is based on the premise of understanding the field as a living and complete organism. This form of agriculture goes beyond sustainability, it is achieved through the implementation of practices that respect natural rhythms and encourage biodiversity.
Lunar and Stellar Cycles
One of the key elements of biodynamic agriculture is the synchronization of agricultural activities with lunar and stellar cycles. It consists of respecting the gravitational influence of the moon on the earth and looking for the ideal time for planting, cultivating and harvesting. For us, this means not only following a cosmic calendar, but also understanding how these cycles affect soil health and the quality of the end products.
Another practice of biodynamic agriculture is the preparation of biodynamic compounds. These preparations, such as fermented manure and herbal blends, are used to strengthen soil fertility and find a natural balance in the agricultural ecosystem. The elaboration and application of these preparations are considered an act of co-creation with nature, working with it to improve the health of the soil and, finally, the quality of the crops.
Virkar Group and its Commitment to Biodynamic Agriculture
At Virkar Group, we are committed to this transition towards more sustainable agricultural practices and are committed to biodynamic farming.
Investments in Research and Development
Research and development (R+D) in biodynamic agriculture is a priority for us. Through investment in innovative projects for agriculture, we constantly seek to improve and adapt agricultural practices to meet the ever-changing challenges of the environment. R+D is not only focused on the optimization of our innovative machinery, but also on the study of these biodynamic techniques to help local farmers understand their importance.
Benefits of No-Till
At Virkar we are leaders in the design, development, and manufacture of machines for no-till farming (also known as zero tillage or direct drilling farming). This is an essential practice for the transformation of the soil into a living organism rich in nutrients and organic matter since it does not break its physical, chemical, and biological balance and thus reinforces its resilience. Likewise, as it does not require tilling the land, production costs such as diesel, fertilizers, time, machinery, etc. are significantly saved. and the emission into the atmosphere of greenhouse gases derived from the oxidation of organic matter is limited.
Other benefits of no-till are better optimisation of water, protection against soil erosion and, on an economic level, a more productive harvest that helps to quickly pay for the investment.