Programme dates

We don't want to keep the knowledge and experience we have gained over the years to ourselves. Agriculture needs to change so that we can put food on the plates of our children and grandchildren.

6 June 2024.

9:00 - 16:30

5 years of NO-TILL experience from a determined farmer in the Highlands


Near Pozsonyeperjes, about 10 km from Dunaszerdahely.

GPS coordinates: 48°03'07.0″N 17°41'10.4″E

5 years of NO-TILL experience from a determined farmer in the Highlands

Technology on display at an event


Level of training event

elevated level

Soil type

sandy loam, 25-42 Gold bond

Annual rainfall

450 - 550 mm

Start of cultivation without rotation


A few sentences about the event

The aim of the event is to show the transition of a small farm in the Highlands - and the reasons for it - to no-till farming. The fields have been under no-till cultivation for 5 years, strictly using cover crops whenever they can fit between two main crops.

The Education Day will take place at the estate of Csaba Keszegh, who will host the day. Csaba farms on sandy, loose-textured but very heterogeneous soils. During this event you will learn about the benefits and challenges of NO-TILL cultivation in this environment.

At the event, you will have the opportunity to purchase the book "No-till for Beginners", the first no-till book in Hungarian, courtesy of the Soil Renewal Farmers Association. The members of the association have undertaken the translation, proofreading and financed the whole project. You can buy it on the spot for just £11,999, a better price than ordering online.

Participating partners

Without whom the event could not have happened

Programme Guide

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Detailed programme

9:00 – 9:30


9:30 – 10:00

Welcome, introduction of the TMG Association, introduction of the host, presentation of its farm

10:00 – 11:00

Lecture by Endre Dobos, Professor, President of the Hungarian Soil Science Society, and soil section analysis

One part of the event will be the opening of a soil section with Endre Dobos, during which he will talk in detail about soil degradation, its defects and how to improve it. He will also show how the absence of tilling and the presence of permanent living root systems can help improve soil conditions.

11:00 – 11:30

Presentation on cover crops by Sersia Farm Ltd.

11:30 – 12:00

Presentation of the Démétér Biosystems Ltd. about cover crops

A demonstration of cover crops, during which experts will explain in detail what cover crops are recommended for different soil types and for what purpose. The presentations will be followed by answers to the questions asked.

12:00 – 13:00

Lunch, conversation

Lunch is included in the price: charcoal-roasted beef stew in homemade pie, vegetables and ajvar.

Alternatively, you can buy from the snack bar (coffee, water, soft drinks).

Drinking water will be provided, so please bring a bottle, glass or canteen. We want to reduce the amount of plastic that goes in the trash. Thank you!

13:00 – 13:40

HORSCH presents its seed drill for no-till technology

13:40 – 16:00

Presentation of machinery and seed drills. Tour of the crops (50 hectares), in this case winter barley, field beans, maize, all direct drilled


  • experience with plant protection (weeds, insects, fungi, pests)
  • cover crop experience (sowing time, termination, species composition)
  • trends in yields
  • costs, how they have changed with the move to no-till
  • changes in soil structure, biology 

You can expect a wide range of topics covered by Ede Kis at the event:

No-till or strip-till autumn sowing:

  • Harvesting the previous crop,
  • Tare management,
  • Soil treading-compaction,
  • Vet technology

Weeds, diseases:

  • Do you need more or less chemicals?

No-till vs. bare belly:

  • What do the no-till signs now show in this respect?
  • Options for defence

No-till winter wheat numbering experiment:

  • From 95kg/ha to 215kg/ha

Everything that is strip-till:

  • In autumn or spring?
  • Pros and cons,
  • Machine setting,
  • Mistakes we can make,
  • Application of nutrients,
  • Vet technology

Csaba Keszegh

Get to know
the host

Csaba Keszegh is a farmer in Csótfa in the Highlands, where he cultivates 50 hectares of land. He has been farming for 22 years.

In the past, in addition to conventional arable crops, he grew peppers and potatoes using conventional methods. For the last 5 years, he has been growing only arable crops with no-till technology, without any tillage.

In 2007, he started to switch to tillage based on loosening and shallow tillage.Since 2016, he has been experimenting with direct seeding and cover crops, and will be using strip-till technology on an operational scale from autumn 2022.

He has been a member of the TMG Association since its foundation.
Most of its terrain is 60-70 gold-bearing feldspars.


It is especially recommended for those who already have experience in soil conservation technologies, but especially for those who are seriously interested in no-till farming.

We have an indoor venue, so we always organise an education day.

Toilets are provided on site.

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Dear Interested Party!

Please fill in the application form below to participate in our knowledge sharing day.
Farmers' Forum - 5 years of NO-TILL experience of a determined farmer in the Highlands there are lots of exciting, useful, tangible things to do Thursday, 06 June 2024 Keszegh Csaba on an estate in the Highlands.

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FIGYELEM: Applications are invited on 05 June, on Wednesday afternoon 16:00-We can accept up to.

Plus information

The event is a transfer of knowledge, professionalism is the rule!

External speakers at the Farmers' Forum event are not for marketing purposes! Their intention is not to promote their company or products, but to contribute their expertise to the success of the event.

Only those companies that are partners of the association participate in our host forums. It is important to underline that the TMG Association does not receive any financial support and only contributes professionally to the success of the event.

The TMG Association is a non-profit organisation that is self-sustaining and does not receive any subsidies. The admission fee has been set with this in mind.

The organisers reserve the right to change the programme and the dates.

The event will be video, audio and video recorded.

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