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Production Cycle for winter barley (typical)

Winter BarleyWinter Barley

September - ploughing

October - Cultivations and drilling or min till operations

November - Weed and aphid control

March - Fertiliser top-dressing

April - Fertiliser top-dressing

April - Weed and disease control

May - Weed and disease control

June - Harvesting

Operations can vary by as much as a month according to weather and geographic location.


Production Cycle for spring barley (typical)

Spring BarleySpring Barley

November - Autumn ploughing

February - Cultivations and drilling

March - Fertiliser top-dressing

April - Weed and disease control

May - Weed and disease control

August - Spring barley harvesting

Operations can vary by as much as a month according to weather and geographic location.







Statistics for Barley

Barley
2000
2001
2002
2003
2004
2005
2006
2007
2008
2009
2010
Barley - area
(000 hectares)
1128 1245 1101 1078 1010 938 881 898 1032 1143 921
Production area barley
(000 hectares)
1128 1245 1101 1078 1010 938 881 898 1032 1143 921
Production volume barley
(000 tonnes)
6492 6660 6128 6370 5815 5495 5239 5079 6144 6668 5252
Barley value incl area payments
(£ millions)
686 724 628 735 660 383 406 572 718 676 510
Yield - barley
(tonnes / hectare)
5.8 5.3 5.6 5.9 5.8 5.9 5.9 5.7 6.0 5.8 5.7
Price malting barley
(£ / tonne)
76 77 72 83 81 78 80 124 153 125 108
Price feed barley
(£ / tonne)
65 68 58 71 69 66 70 106 118 88 98
Total new supply barley
(000 tonnes)
4731 6077 5259 5361 5275 4782 4776 4706 5704 5929 4337
Total domestic use barley
(000 tonnes)
5357 5707 5787 5537 5429 4962 4970 4846 4938 5032 5314
Production as % UK use
(%)
137 110 117 119 110 115 110 108 108 112 121

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