Harvest progress in Great Britain

Updated 27 Sept 2019
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.

Overview

Settled weather in the last week has ensured harvest completion for northern regions with areas outstanding. Scotland experienced more unsettled weather as their harvest continued into September slowing progress for areas in the south of the region. Progress recovered towards the end of the week where showers gave way to dryer weather and are now close to seeing a completion to cereal and oilseed rape harvest. Harvest progress to WE24 September can be summarised as:

  • Wheat – 100% complete. GB national average yield estimated at 8.8-9.0t/ha.
  • Winter barley –100% complete. GB national average yield estimated at 7.4-7.6t/ha.
  • Spring barley – 99% complete. GB national average yield estimated at 5.8-6.0t/ha.
  • Oats – 99% complete. GB national average yield estimated at 5.5-5.7t/ha.
  • Winter oilseed rape – 100% complete. GB national average yield estimated at 3.2-3.5t/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.