Cropping in Scotland and the UK, presented to the International Atomic Energy Agency

Activity: Talk, evidence or presentation typesInvited talk


Outline: Climate of the UK and Scotland Land use Types of crops grown Cereal production Case studies: barley for malting, grain distilling and feed wheat for milling and the distilling potatoes for fresh and processed foods Summary > 70% of total land in Scotland is used for agriculture. Arable crops account for 8% of agricultural land, which is dominated by grassland or grazing. Spring barley is the main arable crop. Winter wheat, potatoes, oilseeds, vegetables and soft fruit are other major crops. Malting barley important for UK food & drink exports. Home grown wheat supports distilling sector. Potatoes, soft fruit and vegetables also support high value food sectors.
Period9 Jul 2012
Event titleInternational Atomic Energy Agency - Visit to Scotland: IAEA - Scotland
Event typeWorkshop
LocationDundee, United KingdomShow on map
Degree of RecognitionInternational


  • Cropping
  • Scotland
  • UK
  • Land Use
  • Cereals Sector
  • Markets
  • Climate
  • Soils
  • Barley
  • Wheat
  • Potatoes
  • Agriculture