Table 2b. Area of crops grown under cover and total soft fruit 2007 to 2017
Final Results of the June 2017 Agricultural Census together with June results for the years 2007 to 2016 for comparison
From 2009, data on land use has been obtained from the Single Application Form ( SAF) for holdings claiming Single Farm Payments.
This has been combined with land use data from all other holdings, collected through June Census forms, to generate overall results.
This change in the underlying data source constitutes a step change in the data series, which is more evident for certain land use categories.
|2007||2008||b Step change - use of SAF Data||Percentage
2016 & 2017
|2009 (1)||2010||2011 (2)||2012||2013||2014||2015||2016||2017|
|Glasshouses and walk-in plastic structures|
|Walk in plastic structures||104||70||150||158||344||1,000||1,004||1,078||1,233||1,295||1,376||6.3%|
|Glass clad structures||24||28||29||28||31||39||34||42||38||37||39||5.5%|
|Total plastic and glass clad structures||128||98||180||186||376||1,039||1,038||1,121||1,271||1,332||1,415||6.2%|
|Area of crops grown under cover:|
|Bedding and pot plants||15||19||20||20||22||23||17||16||15||14||14||4.4%|
|Hardy Nursery Stock||14||14||13||15||12||13||15||14||16||12||21||82.4%|
|Soft fruit grown in open and under cover|
|Total soft fruit||1,844||1,889||2,140||2,028||1,981||1,734||1,769||1,746||1,809||1,878||2,064||9.9%|
(1) From 2009, data on land use has been obtained from the Single Application Form ( SAF) for holdings claiming Basic Payment Scheme entitlements (previously Single Farm Payments). This has been combined with land use data from all other holdings collected through June Census forms, to generate overall results.
(2) From 2011 onwards, areas of strawberries and raspberries include areas grown under glass as well as areas grown in the open field. Figures prior to 2010 only include areas grown in the open field
b break in time series
: not available - question was not asked previously on the June Agricultural Census (blueberries were included in other fruit)
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