Activity: Talk or presentation types › Invited talk
Climate of the UK and Scotland
Types of crops grown
barley for malting, grain distilling and feed
wheat for milling and the distilling
potatoes for fresh and processed foods
> 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
9 Jul 2012
International Atomic Energy Agency - Visit to Scotland: IAEA - Scotland