Agriculture

Skarhult runs a traditional Scanian cultivation of plants on approximately 920 hectares (2270 acres). The five main crops are sugar beets, rye, wheat, barley, and rapeseed. Each crop is grown on roughly 160 hectares, revolved annually after a pattern to optimise the crop rotation. 

The tractor driver Bengt Andersson ploughing.
The tractor driver Bengt Andersson ploughing.

This strategy is called cross cropping and originates from England. Furthermore, since 2012, Skarhult is using 85 hectares for the growth of ecological crops. Moreover, 30 hectares is used for the energy forest Salix, which is cultivated for the estates district heating. After two to three years, ensilage is dried out in the open for later heating up the farm.