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Autumn sowing for 2018 harvest: less winter grain

This photo shows farmland (sprouting grain - © martin33 - Fotolia.com)

In autumn 2017, farmers in Germany sowed winter grain on 5.16 million hectares of land. The Federal Statistical Office (Destatis) reports that the area cultivated with winter grain for the 2018 harvest is 120,900 hectares smaller (–2%) than the relevant area in 2017.

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Grassland

Grassland 2016: harvests almost 9 % higher than in 2015

The estimated harvest amounts of permanent pasture together (pastures and meadows) have increased compared to the year 2015. In 2016 30.8 million tons of dry matter were estimated, in 2015 there were 28.3 million tons (+ 8.9 %).

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Utilised agricultural area: more than a quarter is permanent grassland

In 2016, about 4.7 million hectares are used as permanent grassland in Germany. This means that the share of grassland in the utilised agricultural area amounts to almost 28 %.

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Key Figures

Cereals20176,276,200 ha
Maize2017432,000 ha
Sugar beet2017406,700 ha
Potatoes2017250,500 ha
Peas201785,500 ha
Rape20171,308,900 ha
Mea­dow and pastu­res20174,507,000 ha

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