Biodynamic agriculture is a special form of organic agriculture developed by the famous Austrian philosopher, scientist and writer Rudolf Steiner in the early 20th century. Interestingly, Rudolf Steiner was born in the Croatian settlement of Donji Kraljevec in Međimurje, in the then Austrian Empire. His basic theory was the existence of life force in agricultural crops and land. These forces are reduced and lost by the application of pesticides and fertilizers and are encouraged by such cultivation of plants and animals that follow established natural flows.
This type of agriculture includes reliance on the lunar sowing calendar, as well as the use of specifically made means on a natural basis, which affect the accelerated improvement of soil fertility as well as increased microbiological activity. Also, natural fertilizers and composts are used in cultivation, to which certain natural preparations are added that improve their action. Thus, plants grown on such land become stronger and more resistant to diseases, pests, as well as to adverse climatic conditions.
Thanks to its positive effects, biodynamic production has spread all over the world, and in Croatia, it is still in its infancy. The owner of OPG Hunjadi, Natalija Peter Hunjadi, is one of the main advisors for biodynamic production in the Croatian Advisory Service, which transfers positive experiences from neighbouring Slovenia and other countries and educates our farmers about this type of production.
Return of cattle to pastures, milk without chemicals and hormones, manure that contains everything the country needs to grow healthy crops…
In this harmony with nature, with the knowledge of the dynamic properties of each plant individually, the harmony we have long ago disturbed is achieved.