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Soil management

Conventional tillage (mouldboard plough or disc plough) with cultivation combination
732 642 ha
54,5% of arable land
Arable land covered with normal winter crop
534 813 ha
39.8% of arable land
Arable land with bare soil
260 148 ha
19.4% of arable land

The Farm Structure Survey collects data on the structure of agricultural and forestry holdings, including soil management practices (tillage methods, soil cover).

According to EU legislation, a census is conducted every ten years, with sample surveys at three- or four-year intervals in between. The module on soil management is not included in every survey but in the 2010 census, and the 2016 and 2023 sample surveys. All agricultural and forestry holdings meeting the legislation's minimum requirements must participate. Relevant available administrative data sources are used and complemented with questionnaires.

For the census, where applicable, regional data are available - partially at the municipality level. In applicable sample survey years, the smallest geographical unit available is that of the federal province.

S: STATISTICS AUSTRIA, Farm Structure Survey. Compiled on 29 March 2022.

General information service Phone: +43 1 711 28-7070 Available on weekdays from 9.00 am–4.00 pm
Last updated on 2024-01-29.
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