During the winter months the shed doors are firmly closed and all is quiet. However, when you take a look inside you’ll find Dutch seed potato farmers are picking the fruit of their labour.
After planting, crop husbandry, harvesting and storage the show begins. The tubers have to be graded in different sizes, soil, haulm and clods removed. They are inspected by hand and further processed for customers all around the globe.
Dutch seed potato exporters are world famous for their potato varieties. We see how potatoes are automatically bagged up in hessian bags for Brazil, in jumbo bags for Europe and wooden boxes for Holland.
This farm uses some of the most modern equipment to do so. VHM (Van Hees Machinery) BoxFilr box handling machinery, ERC weighing and bagging machine and a Symac palletising machine.
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