- 41 percent of the cash crop producers surveyed in Poland intend to invest in the coming 12 months.
- At the focus of investments are tractors, direct sowing technology and combine harvesters.
- Important aspects of the purchasing decision are the operating convenience of the machines and the purchase and spare parts prices.
- Innovations in technology for need-oriented fertilisation have top priority for the surveyed cash crop producers.
With 41 percent, the investment confidence of cash crop producers in Poland is below the average of many years, however has detached itself from the trend to dropping grain prices. For the farm managers surveyed are more growth and modernisation-oriented and are continually developing their farming operations further. The mid and long-term perspective is decisive for investment activity, and with prices around € 150 €/ , investments are even possible in phases with well-supplied grain markets. Cash crop producers are expanding existing production capacities and modernising their machinery.
The current survey shows that the focus of investments of the cash crop producers surveyed is on tractors, mulching and direct sowing technology, combine harvesters and field choppers. On the other hand, the purchase of automatic steering systems plays a less important role. For the most important decision-making criteria for the surveyed farmers when purchasing agricultural machines are the purchase price and the operating convenience of machines and implements.