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Cereal and oilseed rape harvest: final estimates - 2018

Final estimates for area, yield and production for barley, wheat, oats and oilseed, from the 2018 harvest in Scotland.

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Cereal production down across all regions of Scotland

Cereal production down across all regions of Scotland

There was a decrease in cereal production across the whole country due to the unfavourable weather conditions experienced in winter 2017, as well as spring and early summer of 2018.

It has been particularly bad for barley and wheat crops which resulted in a number of farmers choosing to whole-crop due to the low yield and quality.

North Eastern, Eastern and Southern Scotland are the main regions for growing crops in Scotland.

Whole-crop: a crop in which the stem, leaves, and grain are harvested together, typically for use as animal feed.

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