Cereal and oilseed rape harvest: final estimates - 2021

Final estimates of area, yield and production for winter and spring barley, wheat, oats and oilseed rape, for the 2021 harvest.

Decreases for spring barley

A chart shows area, production and yield estimates of the spring barley harvest from 2012 to 2021

Barley is the main cereal crop grown in Scotland. Most of the barley grown in Scotland is spring barley. Spring barley is sown around March. Winter barley is sown in the autumn.

Spring barley accounts for

49% Total crop production

The combination of spring and winter barley makes up 60 percent of total crop production.

In 2021, 81 percent of barley production was made up of spring barley.

After the record year in 2020, a four per cent decrease in area and 15 percent decrease in yield to just below the ten year average has resulted in an 18 per cent decrease in spring barley production.


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