Final estimates of the Cereal and Oilseed Rape Harvest 2018.
Total cereal production, the area grown and yields in Scotland have decreased in 2018 compared to the previous year. Poor weather conditions experienced at key times during the year have contributed to the fall.
Around 420,000 hectares of cereals have been grown, three per cent lower than 2017. Average yield dropped by nine per cent, which led to a 12 per cent drop in production, to 2.5 million tonnes.
Oilseed rape has seen a similar pattern to cereal crops with drops in production, area and yield in 2018.
Final estimates of the Scottish Cereal and Oilseed Rape Harvest are based on final yield results from the 2018 Cereal Production Survey and final crop areas from the 2018 June Census.
Final estimates were broadly similar to the first estimates published in October 2018. Differences in the first and final estimates are due to the amount of information available when calculating first estimates.
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