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Glossary:Arable land

From Statistics Explained

Arable land, in agricultural statistics, is land worked (ploughed or tilled) regularly, generally under a system of crop rotation. In the Farm stucture survey (FSS) arable land is further subdivided using the following classification:

  • Cereals
    • Common wheat and spelt
    • Durum wheat
    • Rye
    • Barley
    • Oats
    • Grain maize
    • Rice
    • Other cereals
  • Pulses - total
  • Potatoes
  • Sugar beet
  • Fodder roots and brassicas
  • Industrial crops - total
    • Tobacco
    • Hops
    • Cotton
    • Rape and turnip
    • Sunflower
    • Soya
    • Other oil-seed or fibre crops
    • Aromatic, medicinal and culinary plants
    • Industrial crops not mentioned elsewhere
  • Fresh vegetables, melons, strawberries
    • Outdoor: Fresh vegetables, melons, strawberries
    • Open field: Outdoor: Fresh vegetables, melons, strawberries
    • Market gardening: Outdoor: Fresh vegetables, melons, strawberries
    • Under glass: Fresh vegetables, melons, strawberries
  • Flowers and ornemental plants
    • Flowers and ornemental plants
    • Under glass: Flowers and ornemental plants
  • Fodder crops - total
    • Fodder crops - temporary grass
    • Total: Other green fodder: Fodder crops
    • Green maize: Other green fodder: Fodder crops
    • Other fodder crops: leguminous plants: Fodder crops
  • Seeds and seedlings
  • Other crops on arable land
  • Fallow land

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