Greenhouse vegetable production is 6 percent lower than last year in Germany

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Published Mar 20, 2024

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In 2023, Germany saw a 6 percent decrease in greenhouse vegetable production, dropping to 10,900 tons. This was largely due to a significant reduction in tomato cultivation, which saw a 5 percent decrease in cultivation area and a 12 percent decrease in harvest, yielding around 9,700 tons. Despite this, cucumber cultivation doubled, taking up about 2 hectares of greenhouse space. Other vegetables such as peppers, lettuce, radish, eggplant, and green beans were also cultivated.
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In Germany, greenhouse vegetable production in 2023 decreased by 6 percent compared to the previous year, to a total of 10,900 tons. Tomatoes were grown in a smaller area, while cucumber production doubled in the entire greenhouse area. These changes present challenges to local farmers. In 2023, a total of around 10,900 tons of vegetables were harvested in Thuringian greenhouses. According to the Thuringian Statistical Office, this is 640 tons, or 6 percent less than in 2022. The cultivated area within the Thuringian greenhouses decreased slightly compared to the previous year, by 0.3 hectares, i.e. 1 percent, and in 2023 was a total of 32 hectares. In Thuringia, most of the greenhouse area (83 percent) was devoted to the cultivation of tomatoes. Compared to the previous year, the area designated for tomatoes was 1 hectare (or 5 percent) less, totaling 27 hectares. The harvested amount was around 9,700 tons, which represents a decrease of 1,400 tons, or 12 percent, compared to ...
Source: AgroForum
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