Record yields for spring barley
Spring barley accounts for 55% total crop production.
Combined with winter barley this makes up 65 per cent of total crop production.
Spring barley area increased in 2020 as winter barley suffered unfavourable weather conditions and the area grown decreased.
In 2020, 85 per cent of barley production was made up of spring barley.
Increases of around 7% for area sown and yield have resulted in a 15% increase in production for 2020, making it another record year for spring barley.