Harvest progress in Great Britain

Updated 31 July 2020
Use our interactive tool below to discover harvest progress across Great Britain. You can also select specific crops, areas and the years you wish to compare at a regional or national level.


The first AHDB harvest report covers the initial three weeks of harvest 2020. Harvest began for Eastern and Southern regions in the WE14 July, with areas of winter barley and winter oilseed rape (OSR) being cut. Other regions, including the Midlands and Yorks & Humber, began their harvest by WE21 July. Northern regions reportedly started during WE28 July.

Intermittent rainfall did slow progress for some, but harvest pace has been ahead of last year so far. Yields on farm, and even within the same field, so far have been very variable. With many crop samples still being quality tested, quality indications are based on a relatively small sample.

Harvest progress to WE28 July can be summarised as:

  • Winter barley – 56% complete. GB national yield estimated at 6.4 – 6.8t/ha.
  • Winter oilseed rape – 49% complete. GB national yield estimated at 2.5 – 2.9t/ha.

How to use the dashboard

  • Use the drop down menus at the top of the dashboard to select a harvest week and crop. This will allow you to view the national harvested area for that crop (top chart) as well as a regional breakdown (right-hand chart). National quality and yield information (left-hand table) is also available for all crops alongside harvest progress comments (map). The line chart tracks national harvest progress, for the selected crop, compared to previous years.
  • Use the drop down menus at the top of the second chart to view the harvest progress, of a particular crop, throughout the season.