Dutch sugar beet yields expected to be 6% higher this year

Cosun Beet Company
Tuesday, September 13, 2022
Today marks the start of the beet campaign at the Cosun Beet Company factories. The campaign in the Netherlands is expected to last 19 weeks this year, which means that the factories in Dinteloord and Vierverlaten will be in operation until 24 January. This year’s beet yield is expected to be around 88 tonnes of beets per hectare, which should result in a sugar yield of 14.8 tonnes per hectare. This is around 6% more than the average of the past five years. It was a good growing season – until the drought hit at the end of July. This has chipped away somewhat at the yield potential. Depending on the circumstances in the next few months, the expected yield may be adjusted.
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