Effects of Corona: asparagus and strawberry harvest will be worse

The asparagus and strawberry harvest in Germany is by one estimate this year is considerably lower than in 2019. According to preliminary data of the Federal St

Effects of Corona: asparagus and strawberry harvest will be worse

The asparagus and strawberry harvest in Germany is by one estimate this year is considerably lower than in 2019. According to preliminary data of the Federal Statistical office, the harvest of asparagus fell by 19 percent to EUR 106.400 tons. "This decline is probably due to the fact that as a result of the Corona pandemic in some regions, foreign harvest workers were missing inside and harvesters, and thus not all of the asparagus areas were able to be harvested," said the statistician. The amount of the harvested asparagus was, therefore, 14 percent below the average for the past six years of 123.700 tons.

At the top position of Germany in the EU comparison is likely to change but little: As the Federal Agency with reference to the European statistics office Eurostat reported that came in the past year, 41 percent of harvested asparagus from Germany was stabbed in any European country.

asparagus farms could Plus generate

the market experts had expected a revenue decline of 30 percent, because this corresponds to the usual proportion of dining on asparagus sales, said Claudio Gläßer of the agricultural market information company (AMI) in Bonn. But private-sector demand compensated for the failure of the Restaurants better than I first thought. Therefore, most of the asparagus farms with the harvest this year are also satisfied. In spite of the higher cost you have a Plus achieve, also because the prices have consistently been at a high level.

The strawberry crop in the open country will be 99.000 tons, according to the figures, expected to be 13 percent lower than in the previous year. Reasons include regional late frosts and drought in the spring, which damaged the flowers are. In addition, the high-yield area under cultivation declined by 7 percent nationwide to 10,800 hectares. It was the lowest value since 2003.

Most of it was in lower Saxony

is expected with a total of 25,400 tonnes in lower Saxony, in front of Baden-Württemberg with 18,400 tonnes, and North Rhine-Westphalia, with 15,500 tons.

you can Also use asparagus, lower Saxony is located, where 26,600 tons (minus 5 per cent), followed by Brandenburg, of 19,100 tons (minus 12 percent) and North Rhine-Westphalia, with 18,600 tons (minus 17 percent). The area on which asparagus has been grown, decreased in comparison to in 2019, up nearly 5 percent to a good 21.900 acres.

Updated Date: 20 July 2020, 08:19

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