CFG consistently achieves good harvest yields by combining its agricultural expertise with the most advanced farming technologies and optimising planning, rotation and cultivation processes.
The local climate allows for one harvest per year. The crops grown during the harvest season can however be either winter crops (seeded during the autumn, staying dormant under snow cover in winter and harvested typically in July or August of the following year) or spring crops (seeded in spring and harvested typically in September or October). The main winter crops grown by the Group are winter wheat and oilseed rape. The main spring crops grown by the Group are potatoes, spring wheat, sugar beet and maize.
The Group looks to combine winter crops with spring crops in its seeding plans. The logic for this derives from the different timing of the seeding and harvesting windows for the winter and spring crops respectively. Using both crop types allows the Group to prolong the production season and as a result use its people and machinery on a much more efficient basis.