Cereal and oilseed rape harvest - first estimates: 2019

Initial estimates of area, yield and production for winter and spring barley, wheat, oats and oilseed rape, for the 2019 harvest.

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First estimates suggest a rise for the total 2019 harvest

Production and Yield estimates for all crops

2019 has been a good year for the cereal harvest, with predicted increases on the last year for yield and production across all crops reported in this publication. This is largely due to the improved weather conditions from those seen in 2018.

This is a similar story to what was suggested by the December 2018 Agricultural Survey, which indicated that winter planting had increased due to the better weather.

Commonly used terms

Hectares: the official measurement of agricultural land. One hectare is 10,000 square meters or roughly the same as a full-size rugby pitch.

Production: the total amount of crops that are produced measured in metric tonnes.

Yield: the amount of produce, weighed in tonnes, that is harvested per hectare of land.


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