Cultivation/Production, Trends

Lower yield and quality will determine potato market in the Netherlands, says farmer association

The Dutch Association of Arable Farmers of (VTA) has completed their annual assessment of the potato yield in the Netherlands for mid-September, following their standard measurement protocols in place since 2001. The average yield measured was 53.622 kg per hectare. This is 8% lower than last year and on par with the 5-year average. Taking into account this year’s reduced acreage and the fact that excessive rainfall destroyed a number of fields, this years overall production will be well below the total production of last year. More

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