Land Monitoring

Sweet news from Belgium

20 June 2012

Many people know and crave delicious Belgian chocolate, but might not be aware that the Belgian city of Tienen is known as the ‘Sugar City’ of Europe. And satellites are helping to grow the crop that makes our taste buds tingle.

Central Belgium’s Tienen is the home base for one of the world’s biggest producers of sugar beet seeds, SESVanderHave.

A key element to producing world-class sugar beet seeds is tailored agricultural practices with continuous monitoring of the plants during the growing season.

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