Dutch General Inspection Service
The potato is an important crop in arable farming in the Netherlands. Of a total acreage of about 150,000 ha, each year between 35,000 and 40,000 ha are grown as seed potatoes.
It would be impossible to grow good, healthy potatoes without high quality seed potatoes. Dutch seed growers are able to supply the most suitable seed for virtually all parts of the world. Thanks to great efforts in research and quality control, potato breeders have succeeded in building up a broad range of potato varieties.
Conditions for the production of high quality seed potatoes are favourable: professional growers, very suitable soils and a good climate, generally resulting in a low incidence of aphids.