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In EU4 countries, 1.4 million tons of potatoes are still in the ground

Fresh Common Potato
Vegetables
Belgium
Sustainability & Environmental Impact
France
Market & Price Trends
Published Nov 25, 2023

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Excessive rainfall in the EU4 countries has delayed the harvest of some potatoes, making it difficult to determine the final yields. However, despite the challenges, the initial results show a 6.3% increase in potato yields compared to the previous year. The wet conditions and unharvested potatoes are affecting the potato market, leading to limited availability and higher prices, while concerns about the availability of seed potatoes for the next growing season have also arisen.
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Due to excessive rainfall, some of the potatoes in the EU4 countries have not yet been harvested. Due to the wet conditions and the late harvest, little can be said about the final potato yields, NEPG said in an update on the potato harvest. After a growing season with moderate conditions, NEPG reports relatively reasonable yields with an average of 45.8 tons per hectare. That is an increase of 6.3 percent compared to last year. Taking the area expansion into account, the European growers' organization estimates the total potato harvest at 23.6 million tons. That is 700,000 tons more than in 2021, when growing conditions were similar. Of the estimated potato harvest, 22.2 million tons have been harvested and, according to NEPG's estimate, 1.4 million tons are still in the ground in the countries mentioned. The European growers' organization says it assumes that some of the unharvested potatoes can be considered lost. Area still to be harvested According to NEPG, growing areas in ...
Source: Nieuwe Oogst
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