The station is located in gmina Werbkowice (Lubelskie voivodeship), within the Hrubieszowska Valley. The terrain is corrugated and part of the fields are cultivated on convex slopes. The plant consists of two treatments – Werbkowice and Kotorów. Agricultural land has a large percentage of permanent grassland (about 50% of the area), located in the Huczwa river valley. There is a high variability of the soil cover. The arable land is dominated by black earth (degraded and deluviated) and brown soils, while the meadow habitats by peat and mucky soils. In case of arable land, very good and good wheat complexes prevail (classes I-IIIb), while grasslands are mainly of medium and poor quality (classes IV-V). Agroclimatic conditions during the growing season of the plants are similar to the optimal ones with drought periods.
Werbkowice is a station with a high degree of specialization in dairy cattle breeding. The share of animal production (milk and livestock) in the gross commodity value of production in recent years was 85% on average. The livestock facilities meet EU animal welfare standards. Milk production exceeds 9 thousand l per year per cow. In addition, horse husbandry and sheep breeding are carried out on a small scale. On arable land, commercial crops are grown: wheat (winter and spring) and sugar beet, as well as silage maize and legume-and-grass mixture and as a supplement to the cattle feed base. The percentage of cereals in the sowing structure is about 35%, wheat grain yields reach the level of about 7 t∙ha-1, and sugar beet root yields 61 t∙ha-1. The level of mineral fertilization is low (about 105 kg NPK∙ha-1 UR), mainly due to quite abundant fertilization of fields with manure and slurry from own animal production.
Apart from field experimentation, important elements are organizational and economic studies and works related to the evaluation of plant production technology (sugar beet, winter wheat) and economic analyses of the plant’s economic activity. There are also works carried out within the framework of agricultural drought monitoring and LCAgri project (5 implementations of low emission practices).
Moreover, the station cooperates with scientific and educational centers and agricultural chambers and neighboring agricultural producers.