With an area of 2762 ha Demo site 2 (Hagens Møllebæk) is the larger of the two demo sites in the MapField-project, where Demo site 1 (Hulebro Bæk) has an area of 1129 ha.
Read the Site description and the figures and tables accociated with the description of Demonstration area 2 - Hagens Møllebæk.
The land use in general
Demo site 2 is dominated by agriculture (87.2%, table 1) followed by urban settlement (10.7%) and some nature (i.e. forest, grassland and wetlands) (Figure 2). The share of agriculture is above the national average of approximately 63%.
Figure 2: General Land use in Hagens Møllebæk from 2018
Seven out of the 11 soil types are present in the area. The northern and the southwestern parts are characterized by clay soils, whereas the southeastern part is sandy soils (Figure 3). The dominating soil types are ”Fine sandy clay soil” and ”Fine clayly sand soil” which constitutes 50.32% and 46.48% of the area respectively (table 2). (See table 2 in the site description)
Figure 3: Soil types of Hagens Møllebæk
Carbon content of the soil
The carbon content of soils is of great importance, as soils with high carbon content has a tendency to emit more carbon dioxide than soils with low carbon content when cultivated. Why, it has been suggested that soils with high soil organic carbon (SOC) content should be taken out of production.
Mineral soils with under 6% SOC are dominating the area (97.62%, table 3) where only a low share of the area has between 6 and 12% SOC (1.64%, table 3) or above 12 % SOC (0.74%, table 3). See table 3 i the site description.
Figure 4: Organic carbon content of soils – Soil Organic Crabon (SOC) in Hagens Møllebæk
In both 2018 and 2019 82% of the area in Hagens Møllebæk was registered in the Internet Markkort Database. The five crops most widely farmed besides grass is shown in table 4 which you can see in the Site description. Cereals were the primary choice of crops in both 2018 and 2019 - 63.3% and 59.0% of the area respectively. Winter crops (incl. winter rape) made up 42.3% and 54.9% of the area in 2018 and 2019 respectively. The share of non-productive areas (MFO, forestry, nature areas and recreational areas) increased from 0.5% to 1.0% from 2018-19.