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Area under crops and grass, 1989 - 2010

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Area under crops and grass, 1989-1998

Hectares
1989
1990
1991
1992
1993
1994
1995
1996
19971998
Total Area (Hectares)
198,558
198,297
197,035
196,852
198,653
197,691
196,627
195,442
195,215
193,155
Crops and Grass - Total
179,063
178,467
176,970
176,047
170,150
168,426
167,602
168,691
171,403169,139
Arable Land
99,248
98,853
99,462
100,037
92,977
90,468
91,673
94,593
99,84198,326
Permanent Grass
79,815
79,614
77,508
76,010
77,173
77,959
75,929
74,098
71,56270,813
Rough Grazing
(excluding common rough grazing)
10,051
9,794
9,527
9,549
9,583
8,966
10,296
9,722
9,1549,204
Cereals - total
54,200
50,227
47,605
46,447
40,465
40,233
41,765
44,849
48,47347,370
Wheat
31,482
29,292
28,909
28,834
24,891
25,295
25,690
27,086
29,07929,313
Barley
20,639
18,808
16,410
15,433
14,174
13,140
13,819
15,562
16,72615,153
Oats
1,159
1,218
1,081
1,161
1,078
1,403
1,672
1,662
2,0892,251
Others
920
908
1,205
1,019
322
396
584
539
579653
Horticulture
551
563
529
606
512
541
515
465
508517
Set-aside
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
4,7554,782

Area under Crops and Grass, 1999 - 2007

Hectares
1999
2000
2001
2002
2003
2004
2005
20062007
Total Area (Hectares)
193,596
189,378
197,156
190,271
191,944
197,384
198,394
203,433203,916
Crops and Grass - Total
164,400
161,422
166,535
161,255
160,154
168,824
171,251
175,836177,578
Arable Land
94,088
93,016
93,421
92,554
86,400
94,558
92,641
89,89291,573
Permanent Grass
70,311
68,408
73,113
68,701
73,754
74,266
78,610
85,94486,005
Rough Grazing
(excluding common rough grazing)
9,953
9,096
9,855
9,572
8,383
8,871
8,130
9,2038,364
Cereals - total
43,292
48,068
44,234
45,817
42,221
42,956
41,014
39,26639,544
Wheat
27,440
30,887
25,159
29,446
26,347
28,305
26,740
25,15524,411
Barley
13,608
13,525
16,105
12,550
12,710
11,601
11,588
10,72511,525
Oats
1,853
2,293
2,629
3,458
2,781
2,491
2,227
2,9072,947
Others
391
360
341
366
383
559
458
480662
Horticulture
529
486
473
482
507
504
540
482474
Set-aside
8,842
8,782
12,110
9,185
10,315
8,037
8,568
7,8306,687

Area under Crops and Grass, 2008 - 2010

Hectares
2008
2009
2010
Total Farmed Area (Hectares)
204,740208,777
196,762
Crops and Grass - Total
184,872187,827
176,477
Arable Land
97,47299,778
94,807
Permanent Grass
87,40088,049
81,670
Rough Grazing
(excluding common rough grazing)
8,8128,4788,001
Cereals - total
46,16145,485
41,846
Wheat
27,66523,745
24,564
Barley
14,20817,493
13,603
Oats
3,5042,927
2,372
Others
784
1,322
-
Horticulture
539514
492
Set-aside
--
-

Source: Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food/DEFRA
Note: Arable=Crops+Bare Fallow+Temp Grass. 2010 onwards figures include Poole and Bournemouth whilst before then the figures are for DCC area only

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