PFN Hessen –
Praxisforschung für den ökologischen Land- und Gemüsebau
Binsförther Straße 26 | 34326 Neumorschen
Tel.: +49 (0) 5664 9381698 | Fax: +49 (0) 5664 939772
Quellwiesenhof is a family-run organic farm where sustainability is considered a value. Agricultural land: 125.7 ha, of which 125 ha is arable land and 0.7 ha is grassland.
Crop rotation: a mixture of grass and clover – a mixture of grass and clover – winter wheat – spring oats/buckwheat – field beans/sweet lupins – winter rye/winter spelt – spring oats/buckwheat.
Our farm is located in Raßdorf, the smallest village in the municipality of Wildeck in the district of Hersfeld-Rotenburg in the north-east of Hesse. We also cultivate land in neighbouring Thuringia. We have been practising no-till farming since 2004, and in July 2017 we converted our parents’ farm to organic agriculture. With our parents and our two children Samuel and Anna, we are a family farm that is committed to the sustainability of agriculture for man and nature. That is why we farm according to the seven principles of the Bioland association. In the early years, our farm was characterised by fattening pigs and arable farming. Since the conversion to organic agriculture, we have been running our farm purely as an arable farm and have specialised in the cultivation of crops for food and fodder and their marketing. All biomass from the farm is being composted. Fodder-manure cooperations with our neighbouring Bioland farm with cattle rearing and a nearby dairy farm ensure short distances. In this way, we ensure a well-functioning closed loop production system in the name of ecological sustainability.
We are part of the PFN because we think it is important to have researchers investigate issues arising from agricultural practice and to resolve them together.