Vlaamse frites is to Belgium what fish and chips is to the UK. In Part 2, Jacob van den Borne tells us more about his farm. The Dutchman produces most of his potatoes in the Belgian region of Flanders. It is the end of August, when the harvest of the early varieties begins, providing raw materials to the fries factories. With the help of his digital instruments, he can optimise the production of his golden tubers.
Aardappelen. As far as the eye can see, Aardappelen. Potatoes are the staple crop in Dutch agriculture – as the farm's name suggests. Brothers Jacob and Jan van den Borne have optimised their operations for potato production. Not always easy, as the prices for the humble spud go up and down like a rollercoaster ride. And that's precisely why it is important for Jacob van den Borne to optimise production. One of the most important instruments they use is Precision Farming.