We must constantly develop our innovative power and test new technologies. At our test farm in Bjertorp, we set the level of ambition for Swedish agriculture - showing what the farm of the future will look like. 

We know it can be done

Bjertorp is one of several trial farms run by Lantmännen, where we test new methods for sustainable primary production on 880 hectare of land - with the aim of becoming climate neutral by 2050.

Our report, Farming of the Future, shows that it is possible to increase harvests by 50 percent by 2050, while at the same time reducing the climate impact of cultivation, in line with the Paris Agreement. If farming is to become climate and environmentally sustainable, without compromising on either productivity or profitability, a number of different initiatives will be required.

We need to develop smart cultivation systems, apply new technology, phase out fossil fuels, use sustainable plant protection and plant nutrients, and reduce nutrient leakage. What’s more, we also need to adapt cultivation to climate changes and to protect biological diversity, while at the same time ensuring we get much more out of our fields and deliver profitability for our Farmers.

If Swedish farming is to continue to be the most sustainable in the world, we must continuously take our innovation to the next level and test new technologies. At Bjertorp, we are setting the level of ambition for how Swedish agriculture should work – today and in the future.

Bjertorp is a modern arable farm, for the propagation and production of current and future types of seed.

880 hectares

At Bjertorp, 880 hectares are used for arable farming - mainly seed cultivation.

This cultivation is done using modern machinery, where we test the very latest developments within agricultural machinery and cultivation techniques.

Farming of the Future - at Bjertorp gård

Our aim is to create the right conditions for sustainable primary production while halving climate impact every ten years, to be climate-neutral by 2050.

What will the fields of the future look like?

At Framtidsgården Bjertorp, land is reserved for plans where Lantmännen can utilise the combined innovation forces at our disposal, and at the same time measure and document developments over time. A field of the future is land where we can work in a more focused way than would be possible on a normal farm.

We are going to experiment in ways to optimise our cultivation systems and the properties of the soil in this field of the future. For example, we need to find ways to increase carbon capture and storage, and gradually improve the humus content in the soil. The field of the future will also be where biological diversity is prioritised, and while flowering buffer zones and lark plots will also be clear indicators of the long-term work in progress at Bjertorp, most of what is happening will be below ground.

The data we collect from experiments in the field of the future will become an extremely valuable resource. It is this kind of information that we hope will be able to tell us what we should sow, grow and harvest in the future.