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Nonnendorf

The natural water resources are ideal for the cultivation of vegetables.

Dirk Warmuth, branch manager: The Nonnendorf location in Lower Fläming, south-west of Berlin, is characterised by sandy loam soil and large, contiguous areas of land. Moreover, the natural water resources are ideal for the cultivation of vegetables.  In 2013, we invested a seven-digit amount in irrigation equipment, which allows us to grow vegetable cultures under irrigation on a site of over 700 hectares.

My 12-strong team cultivate potatoes, onions, parsnips, beetroot and celery for the processing facilities of the KTG Group, such as the deep-freezing facility in Ringleben and the fresh produce centre in Linthe, but also for external customers. Most of the vegetables are grown organically.

KTG Standortportrait Nonnendorf - Kartoffelernte

Over the past years, we have invested in state-of-the-art irrigation equipment in the form of efficient, large-scale rotary sprinklers. They have the advantage of wetting the plants and the soil very carefully thanks to their fine nozzles, which means that the water is used sparingly and can ideally be absorbed by the plants. In the cultivation of vegetables, the use of irrigation technology makes particular sense, as the permanent water supply supports ideal development of the plants. We always keep a close eye on the current weather forecasts to supply the plants with just the right amount of water. But to a certain degree, I also trust my gut feeling, as the weather forecast is not always 100 % accurate. After so many years in farming, you get a good feel for the weather.

In the spring of this year, we used our soil-protecting machines to de-stone the soil. This helps ensure that the sensitive potatoes are not damaged during the harvest, which allows us to store our potatoes for a period of up to eight months in the Linthe storage facility without compromising their quality.

Facts and figures

Location: Agricultural operations

Cultivated area: 1,826 ha

Produced crops: Rye, wheat, potatoes, carrots, parsnips, beetroots, celeries, onions, maize, soybeans

Employees: 27

Special features:

  •  Over 570 ha under irrigation
  • Location of the largest rotary sprinkler in Europe
KTG Standortportrait Nonnendorf - Dirk Warmuth

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