Switzerland: Low potato harvest expected

The extreme weather has its effects on the potato harvest in Switzerland. The potatoes are small, which is why the supply will be limited. At 269 kilos of food content per 100m², the surface yields are almost at the historic low point of 2003 (262 kg/100m²), as Swisspatat reports. Compared to the last 5 years, the yields are around 25 percent lower. The quality of the potatoes is mostly good, however. The weather is making it difficult for potato producers this year. While in spring potatoes suffocated due to excess moisture, in summer they grew only slowly due to the great drought. The cultivation area is around 10,981 hectares this year, 350 hectares less than last year. Source: www.lid.ch