Lolland’s mild climate and good soil
Lolland is the place in Denmark, where manors are the closest to one another. This is because ever since the since the Middle Ages it has been possible to feed many people here because of the good soil and the mild climate.
As in other places on the island of Lolland, Knuthenlund enjoys good soil conditions, with a sand and clay mix known as JB 6 and pure clay known as JB 7.
On 1 July 2007, Knuthenlund began converting organic production in order to take advantage of Lolland’s mild climate to produce quality food going forward.
Knuthenlund’s fields comprise a total of 650 hectares, planted with animal feed and Öland wheat, spelt, common wheat, rye, oats, barley, white clover, green peas for Ardo/Frigodan A/S, winter broad beans and oilseed radishes for the seed.
In addition, Knuthenlund conducts small trials of new crops. Among other things, we have, with the support of the Ministry of Food, Agriculture and Fisheries, bred an old Lolland gray-pea known as the “Lolland raisin”, and with the support of the Ministry and 15 June Fund, we have created a Promet for original Lolland-Falster apple varieties.
Cultivation at Knuthenlund is run by a talented team of manager Jørgen Kloster along with field and forestry employees Leif Olsen and Palle Nielsen.