Estonian farmers start cereal, potato harvest

Farmers in Järva County.
Farmers in Järva County. Source: Olev Kenk/ERR

Farmers in Central Estonia have started the cereal and potato harvest. Despite the cool spring and dry summer, this year's results are good.

Potatoes from the Rebase Farm near Aravete have already reached the market, Friday's "Aktuaalne kaamera" reported.

"We have our own clientele who already know that you can get good potatoes from here, and we go to the markets to sell them ourselves," said farm owner Piia Tiigemäe.

Tiigemäe is also forecasting a good apple harvest, which is the farm's main stock "They are growing beautifully," she said.

Farm co-owner Meelis Tiigemäe said the drought did not stop the crop and rain fell at the right time.

Harvesting of early winter barley also started this week, AK reported.

This year crops are grown on 371,000 hectares across Estonia, 1 percent more than last year. Almost half of the area is given over to wheat, less than a third for barley, 11 percent for oats and 4 percent for rye.


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