This is an archived release.
High yield of potatoes in 2014
Potato production increased by 37 700 tonnes from 2013 to 2014 to a total of 355 700 tonnes. The average decare yield of potatoes in 2014 was 2 887 kg, compared to 2 517 in 2013.
|2013 - 2014||2004 - 2014|
|Crops for green fodder and silage||183.8||0.4||-49.5|
The total production of meadows for mowing, converted by dry matter into hay, increased by 16 per cent from 2013 to 2014, to a total of 2.8 million tonnes in 2014. The total production of meadows for mowing corresponds to a yield of 642 kg of hay per decare in 2014, compared to 558 kg the year before.
About 4.3 million decares of meadows for mowing were harvested at the first cut in 2014, compared to 3.4 million decares during the second cut.
At the first cut, the yield from 20 per cent of the grass area was stored as silage, while 74 per cent was stored as round bales. Grass from 5 per cent of the area was dried as hay.
183 800 tonnes other coarse fodder crops
The total yield of other coarse fodder crops was 183 800 tonnes in 2014, nearly the same as the year before. Rye grass and green forage mixtures covered most of the area of other coarse fodder, with 45 and 49 per cent of that area respectively.