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TRAINING NURSERY HAINDORF

DESCRIPTION OF THE COMPANY

 

Function

·       Imparting of basic knowledge and skills in the cultivation and commercialisation of flowers and ornamental plants,  shrubs and trees, herbaceous perennials, herbs, vegetables and fruits with an ecological responsibility and under economical limitation

These are in particular:Range of plants

Course and techniques of cultivation

Management of work and working
            techniques

Use of working materials

Control of quality and standards of
    commercialisation

·       Carrying out of simple trials with the aim of demonstrating and showing

·       Supply of working material for the lessons, especially for floristry and landscape management (cut flowers, pot plants, shrub and trees, herbaceous perennials and so forth.)

·       Supply of the school kitchen with fresh vegetables and fruits

 

Way of teaching

in form of practical lessons in small groups

Size of group: 8 - 12 students

in a 3 weeks rotation each student comes back to the same station

 

 

Ground plan of training nursery Haindorf

ground plan

Soil:     Land form: Water meadows along the river Kamp

            Surface:     flat   

            Soil:           loamy silt (about 100 cm thick) covers fine and
                                   sandy loam

            Humus:      humus till 30 cm, slightly humus till 75 cm

            Lime:         rich chalky soil, pH 7,2

            Water conditions: high moisture-holding capacity, slight
                                    influence of ground water

            Tillage:       easy, but with a tendency for soil capping

 

climate: NÖ Flach- und Hügelland (ca. 280 m above sea level)

             Average annual rainfall quantity:   450 - 500mm                                       (= 450 - 500 liters / m2)

             Average annual temperature:           8° - 9° C.  

     Average vegetation period:           > 235 days

 

 

Different kinds of horticultural production

 

Ornamental plant production

 

Productive area: 5.082 m2

 

Greenhouses:

GH 1  green  potplants
327 m2

GH 2  propagation
163 m2

GH 3  flowering potplants            163 m2

GH 4  cutflowers, temperate house

GH 5  cutflowers, cool house       98 m2                       GH 6  flowering potplants           315 m2

GH 7  flowering potplants            315 m2

GH 8  flowering potplants            315 m2

GH 9  flowering potplants            315 m2

GH K  tub plants, cold house       173 m2

 

Polytunnels:

FG 5m bedding & balcony plants  150 m2

FG 6m parent plants (cold)          180 m2

Low glass:

2 cold frames                             190 m2

 

Open beds:

potplants                                    400 m2

herbaceous perennials for

cut-production                               500 m2

collection of bedding & balcony plants      

                                                     800 m2

hanging baskets, window boxes  180 m2

 

 

 

Miscellaneous:

1 working & demonstration room  170 m2

2 storage rooms (cold)                    12 m2

 

Cultivated plants:

ü     Collection of green potplants

ü     Collection of flowering potplants: Begonia-Elatior-Hybrids, Saintpaulia-ionantha-Hybrids, Impatiens-Neuguinea-Hybrids, Euphorbia pulcherrima, Hydrangea macrophylla, Cyclamen persicum, Pot-Chrysanths, Primulas, Pelargoniums, Fuchsias, ...

ü     Collection of cutflowers: Gerbera, Cut-Chrysanths, Freesias, Iris, Mathiola incana, Lilies, Dianthus caryophyllus, Alstromerias, Bouvardias, Antirrhinums, Lisianthus, Euphorbia fulgens,

ü     Collection of bedding & balcony plants  

 

Staff: 1 Master of horticulture, 1 skilled worker, 1 apprentice

Vegetable gardening

 

Productive area: 3.900 m2

 

Greenhouses:

GH 10b  cultivation of young

               plants & herbs                  84 m2

GH 10c  cultivation of young plants &

              cultivation in rockwool       84 m2

GH 11a  lettuce & cucumbers in

              ground beds                     141 m2 GH 11b  tomatoes & kohlrabi in

              ground beds                            141 m2

 

Open beds:

vegetable (fleece and sheet)       2.400 m2

show plantings                               300 m2

perennial vegetables                      300 m2

Polytunnels:

FH 7   early-celery, tomatoes,

           radish, corn-salad              210 m2

FH 8   early-cabbage, endive,

           sweet pepper, kohlrabi     240 m2

 

 

 

 

 

Miscellaneous:

1 working & demonstration room  178 m2

1 storage room (cold)                        6 m2

 

Cultivated plants:

ü     Leaf-vegetables: endive, corn-salad, lettuce

ü     Fruit-vegetalbes: cucumber, aubergine, melon, sweet pepper, tomato, courgette

ü     Cabbage-vegetables: broccoli, early-cabbage, cauliflower, cabbage, kohlrabi, red & white cabbage, Brussels sprouts, curly kale

ü     Root-vegetables: carotts, parsley, celery, radish, Spanish salsify                               

ü     Bulbous vegetables: leek, onion

ü     Special vegetables: asparagus, parsnip, rhubarb

ü     Herbs

 

staff: 1 Master of horticulture, 1 skilled worker, 1 apprentice

 

 

Vegetable gardening

 

Productive area: 3.900 m2

 

Greenhouses:

GH 10b  cultivation of young

               plants & herbs                  84 m2

GH 10c  cultivation of young plants &

              cultivation in rockwool       84 m2

GH 11a  lettuce & cucumbers in

              ground beds                     141 m2 GH 11b  tomatoes & kohlrabi in

              ground beds                            141 m2

 

Open beds:

vegetable (fleece and sheet)       2.400 m2

show plantings                               300 m2

perennial vegetables                      300 m2

Polytunnels:

FH 7   early-celery, tomatoes,

           radish, corn-salad              210 m2

FH 8   early-cabbage, endive,

           sweet pepper, kohlrabi     240 m2

 

 

 

 

 

Miscellaneous:

1 working & demonstration room  178 m2

1 storage room (cold)                        6 m2

 

Cultivated plants:

ü     Leaf-vegetables: endive, corn-salad, lettuce

ü     Fruit-vegetalbes: cucumber, aubergine, melon, sweet pepper, tomato, courgette

ü     Cabbage-vegetables: broccoli, early-cabbage, cauliflower, cabbage, kohlrabi, red & white cabbage, Brussels sprouts, curly kale

ü     Root-vegetables: carotts, parsley, celery, radish, Spanish salsify                               

ü     Bulbous vegetables: leek, onion

ü     Special vegetables: asparagus, parsnip, rhubarb

ü     Herbs

 

staff: 1 Master of horticulture, 1 skilled worker, 1 apprentice

 

 

 

Common facilities for ornamental plant & vegetable gardening

 

 

work room                                        241 m2

offices, room for breaktime                76 m2

boiler house, oil storeroom               101 m2

room for water supply                  84 m2                                   workshop                                     23 m2                                 

shed for machines and storing  290 m2

 

Techniqual fittings:

ü     Renewed greenhouses:  Type, Voith Eurotherm, and Voith Euroflor'

ü     New greenhouses:          Type, Venlo'    

ü     Automatic climate control, tables with damming up system, water & nutrient supply by trickle irrigation, artificial light for assimilation and timing of flowering

ü     Heating of warm water generally by natural gas, in peak times by oil

ü     Emergency eletricity plant

ü     Basin for collecting rainwater from the roofs and the container area, additional water supply by water taken from the river Kamp

Tree nursery

 

Productive area: 1,8 ha

 

Greenhouses:

GH 10a  propagation, warm                 113 m2

 

Polytunnels:

FH 7m  cultivation and overwintering   240 m2

FH 8m  cultivation and overwintering   260 m2

 

Container-quaters (indoors):

CQ      closed system      

CQ     trickle irrigation               

Outdoor-quarters:

FQ North                              

FQ West

FQ East 

area for heeling in plantbales in the ground      

workhall                                                             

shed for storing material                                 

area for storing soil and compost

 

Cultivated plants:

Deciduous shrubs & trees, conifers, woody climbers, fruit shrubs & trees, roses, groundcover plants

 

staff: 1 Master of horticulture, 1 skilled worker, 1 apprentice

 

 

Fruit-growing

 

Productive area: 5,3 ha

 

Fruit-growing areas & orchards:

„Kampgarten“: peaches, apricots, cherries

          sour cherries, walnuts

„Schlossgarten“: apples, pears, plums, elder,

         medlar

„Spitzgarten“: walnuts

„Hausgarten“: raspberries, blackberries,

          currents, blue berries

Miscellaneous:

Saran-house (insect proof)    

refrigerated room                              

work hall, sales room,   

storage rooms

workshop

office, room for breaktime               

 

staff: 1 Master of fruit-growing, 2 skilled workers (on half-time basis)

 

 

Marketing of the products


All cultivated flowers & ornamental plants, products of the tree nursery and vegetables are sold to retailers (nurseries, flower shops, tree nurseries, landscape gardening companies, restaurants, food-retailers, vegetable wholesalers) for market prices. Furthermore parts of all these products are needed in the kitchen of the school or as teaching material.

Fruit is mostly sold by direct selling at the sales room in Haindorf. The B-quality of apples is used for the production of apple juice which is served all over the year to the students. Because: “An apple a day keeps the doctor away.Â�