From Veendam, 18th March 2013

This week, the AVEBE sites in Ter Apelkanaal and Gasselternijveen will process the last potatoes and that brings the 2012 starch-potato season to a close. This was a special year, as 2012 was the first season without subsidies for starch-potato cultivation.

Generally the season went well.

The starch percentage of the supplied potatoes is more than 20 percent, which makes it 0.8 percent higher than the long-range average. On average, the potatoes had a good storage life due to an advantageous growing season and favourable harvest and storage conditions. The tare percentage remained less than the multiannual average.

Although the yield varied from region to region, the high starch percentage delivered by the AVEBE growers produced a relatively high starch yield per hectare. Generally, in a European context there is a shortage of potatoes for the processing industry.

For more information on AVEBE, please see: http://www.avebe.com

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dessert

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‘Quality potatoes undiminished good ‘

AVEBE has shifted from the main production campaign and started processing late delivery potatoes. These are the potatoes from their storage facilities.

Over 80% of the potatoes are processed. The quality of the potatoes is good. The starch content is high and almost half percent above that of the main campaign, while the average tare percentage is somewhat lower. The yields are on average, but vary by region. In general there is a European shortage in processing potatoes.

 

It is expected that the campaign will end in March.