The station is located in Przytoczna ( Lubuskie voivodeship), in the Poznań Lake District, Poland. The terrain is slightly undulating. The agricultural production is carried out in difficult habitat and organizational conditions, because the plant manages on weak soils (light and very light, mainly cl. V and VI) with unfavorable shape of the cropped fields (large fragmentation). The quality of agricultural production space in the area of Wierzbno is not very favourable also due to the high frequency of droughts. The arable land in use occupies 82% of the arable land and is characterized by a high mosaic of the soil cover; the dominant dominant brown leached and acidic soils belong mainly to the weakest rye and weakest rye complexes (6 and 7). Very light soils of these complexes are prone to wind erosion.
Wierzbno conducts a two-way economy in the field of cereal cultivation (about 95% in the sowing structure, mainly rye, winter triticale and oats) and hatching of chicks and poultry production (broilers). In recent years, cereals yielded about 3.7 t∙ha-1. Mineral fertilization is quite low, close to about 180 kg NPK ∙ha-1 AL. Planning the development of the station in the aspect related to the cultivation on such weak soils, in order to improve the financial result, the alternative of the development of broiler chicken production is considered.
Apart from the production activity, AES Wierzbno carries out organizational and economic research and works related to the evaluation of plant production technology (winter rye, winter triticale) as well as analyses of the economic activity of the entire station. It also carries out works within the framework of agricultural drought monitoring and the LCAgri project (3 implementation of low emission practices).