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Horticultural sector accounts for 125 thousand jobs
The horticultural sector accounted for 125 thousand jobs in 2010, i.e. 1.4 percent of total employment in the Netherlands. Horticultural enterprises accounted for 94 thousand jobs and suppliers for...
More workers from Central and Eastern Europe
In March this year, there were 125 thousand nationals of EU member states in Central or Eastern Europe in the Netherlands, an increase by more than 20 percent relative to March last year; 37 thousand...
Strong increase in biological pest control in ornamental plant cultivation
Commercial growers of flowers and ornamental plants in the Netherlands are increasingly using biological pest control.
Dutch agriculture: increase in scale and lower incomes
The number of farms and horticultural businesses in the Netherlands decreased substantially in the period 1995-2009. Labour volume in this sector and agricultural income also fell.
New apple varieties increasingly popular
New apple varieties, such as Junami, Kanzi and Rubens have become increasingly popular in recent years. Over the past six years, the area where these varieties are grown has been expanded to 988...
More female farm successors
In 2008, more than 11 thousand farm successors were ready to take over an agricultural or horticultural holding; 8.5 percent of them were women, as against 6.8 percent in 2000.
Increased application of CHP systems
In the period 1998-2008, the amount of electricity generated in the Netherlands increased from 92 to 108 billion kilowatt-hours (kWh). The increase is mainly generated in combined heat and power...
Significant increase generation of electricity in horticulture under glass
In the first three quarters of 2008, decentralised generation of electricity increased by 14 percent relative to the same period one year previously.