Ylhäinen farm’s fields are located in Paimio, Sauvo and Hajala, Salo. We farm approximitely 160 hectars. We change the farmed plants due to crop rotation. At the moment we grow wheat, rye, peas, sugar beet, oats and caraway.
Our operations are guided by the constant desire to develop and improve our actions, and to act responsibly for the environment. Working with nature requires continuous monitoring of the environment and weather conditions. We prefer year-round plant coverage in our fields. As a sowing method, we mainly use direct sowing.
The buildings of the farm are heated up with renewable energy, a wood-fired heating plant located on the farm. We mainly use wood from our own forest trees. In 2017, solar panels were installed to produce clean solar energy for the needs of turkey houses.
Our farm is part of the Baltic Sea Action Group (BSAG) Carbon Action pilot, which aims to promote the spread of climate-friendly farming practices in Finland. There are a hundred volunteer farmers who want to be involved in promoting coal storage research, as well as implementing related farming practices in Finland. The study began in autumn 2018 and lasts five years. In our test block, we chose to increase the degree of interconnection by increasing the vegetation coverage during the growing season.
More information of Carbon Action can be found here.