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Troy onion sets on Schouwen-Duiveland

The crop is starting to recover quickly after the cold winter. Plants that were completely or partially frozen, are recovering and onions are even appearing that were still dormant shortly after the planting period and didn’t start developing immediately. Bejo representative Rob van den Bos is satisfied with the condition of Troy at this moment. “There is quite a high risk of the bulb and already developed root zone freezing in a winter like this with alternating periods of frost and thaw. Troy seems to be a resilient variety that holds its own even under conditions like these!” ...

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Supplier Broer sees growing demand for first year

Andijk - Employees of Broer in Andijk inspect first year onions sets for quality. The first year onion sets are graded into three sizes, says director Siem Beers. “The demand for first year onion sets is rising thanks to the good prices for table onions. Growers of onion sets hope to benefit in the early summer from a lack of seed onions. We supply first year onion sets until mid-April. About ninety percent of our production goes to more than forty, mainly European counties. ...

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Troy at the Bos brothers in Ouwerkerk

Agricultural trade journal ‘Boerderij’ recently published an article written by Nico Rodenburg about the farm run by brothers Mariën and André Bos in Ouwerkerk. As well as growing sprouts, potatoes, sugar beet and celeriac they also grow overwintering onions. Their choice fell on the onion set variety Troy, delivered under the ‘Quality inside’ label. ...

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Open Day Quality inside in France

On 3 and 4 August, Quality inside organised an open day on its demo fields nearby Tours in France. More than 70 people from almost 20 countries were present to inspect the product range and hear about the latest developments. ...

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Harvesting red spring onion sets has started!

Onion packing station Monie in Nieuwdorp harvested the first red onion sets on Tuesday 14 July. “At the moment there is a good demand for medium sized bulbs, as Egyptian red onions are starting to run out” says Kees Smalheer, Monie’s cultivation advisor. After last weekend’s rain we had to wait a while for the soil to dry enough. As more thunderstorms were forecast we decided to load the onions as well immediately after lifting. ...

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