Top arable crops
The yields per hectare of the main arable crops in the Netherlands were substantially higher in 2004 than in the preceding years. One hectare of potatoes yielded an average 46 tonnes, 6 percent more...
Smaller potato and seed onion crops
According to the first results of the Agricultural Survey 2009, the area used to grow ware potatoes has shrunk in 2009 relative to one year previously. The sand and peat soil areas used to grow ware...
Slight decline in arable crop area
In 2020, the agricultural area devoted to arable crops in the Netherlands fell by 0.3 percent relative to the previous year.
Sugar beet harvest in Europe down
In 2018, sugar beet yields were lower in nearly all countries of the EU-28 than one year previously. In the Netherlands, the yield per hectare was down by 18 percent.
Less protein crop farming in the Netherlands
Cultivation of protein crops such as alfalfa, field beans and soybeans has decreased this year.
Protein crop cultivation slightly increased
In 2022, cultivation of protein-rich crops such as alfalfa, field beans and soybeans has increased slightly.
Sugar beet cultivation reduced, more seed potatoes grown
The cultivation of sugar beets, ware potatoes, starch potatoes, summer wheat and grain maize is reduced in 2015. The cultivation areas for seed potatoes, seed onions, winter wheat and barley have...
Fewer growers produce more strawberries
The number of strawberry growers was reduced by nearly half between 2006 and 2017.
Increased cultivation of protein crops
The agricultural area utilised for the cultivation of protein crops in the Netherlands stood at 9 thousand hectares in 2018,, an increase of 38 percent relative to 2008 (5.6 hectares).
Arable crop area slightly larger in 2021
In 2021, the agricultural area in the Netherlands devoted to arable crops increased by 1.8 thousand (0.3 percent) to 529 thousand hectares.
Gross seed onion yield 4 percent lower in 2020
In 2020, the gross seed onion yield declined by 4 percent relative to the previous year. The gross yield of ware potatoes remained virtually unchanged.
Arable crop area 2 percent larger
In 2022, the agricultural area devoted to arable crop farming has increased by 10.5 thousand hectares (2.0 percent) to 536 thousand ha.
Growth in organic livestock farming
The size of the organic farming sector increased again in 2018.
Record cereal yields per hectare
Dutch arable farmers achieved a record harvest of the cereal varieties wheat and barley.
Arable crops considerably smaller
The 2005 arable output was substantially smaller than in the previous year. This is almost entirely due to a smaller yield per hectare and a decrease of arable land.
Increase in sugar beet cultivation
The cultivation area for sugar beets in the Netherlands grew by 21 percent in just one year.
Soybean imports from Brazil up by 40 percent
In the first six months of 2020, the Netherlands imported 1.6 billion kg of soybeans from Brazil.