Increase in area used to grow vegetables for human consumption
Area used to grow vegetables for human consumption
The area used to grow vegetables intended for human consumption (excluding potatoes) grew by 13 per cent over the past year. This increase in area applied to every type of vegetable, with the exception of carrots.
Area used to grow vegetables for stockfeed
The area used to grow animal feed remained relatively stable. A large part of this area is used to grow 'other' vegetables, which includes a wide range of different crops. The peas and beans for stockfeed may also be used for drilling.