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Beet and chicory campaigns under way

21 September 2012
Suiker Unie's two sugar factories in the Netherlands started processing sugar beet into granulated sugar on 17 September. Forecasts indicate that the campaign will last until mid-January 2013.
The supply of beet to the factories has got off to a good start. The quality of the sugar factories' raw material is determined in part by the method of harvesting. Suiker Unie therefore invests in knowledge and skills and organises meetings to instruct and inform its contractors and growers. Under the slogan 'Whole beet, no green', contractors and growers who harvest their own beet are shown the best way to lift their crops.
Sensus will start its chicory campaign on 24 September and expects to complete it before the end of the year.