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Arable crops in the UK make up just under half of the farmed area (3.9M ha out of 9M ha)

The major arable crops grown in the UK are wheat (1.6M ha), barley (0.8M ha), oilseed rape (0.3M ha), beans (0.18M ha), oats (0.16M ha), potatoes (0.1M ha), sugar beet (0.1M ha) and peas (0.06M ha), given by Defra Statistics

Information on arable crops is generated and provided by AHDB for Cereals & Oilseeds, by PGRO for beans & peas, and by BBRO for sugar beet. Agronomy advice is provided by independent and commercial agronomists.

 

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The major commodity crops in the UK are wheat, barley, oilseed rape, field beans, sugar beet and potatoes, but around half of agricultural land grows grass.   

Oilseed Rape is the most widely grown break crop in the UK. The seed is crushed to produce vegetable oil and the remaining rapeseed meal is a high protein animal feed. 

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Wheat is the mostly wide grown crop in the UK. Nationally yields average around 8 t/ha/

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