Acreages of different crops, as reported by Agricultural Censuses 1957-60

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Agricultural Census Crop Categories, 1957-60 1960
Wheat 66,187 Show data context
Barley 62,626 Show data context
Oats 21,758 Show data context
Mixed Corn for threshing 1,162 Show data context
Rye for threshing 90 Show data context
Beans for stockfeeding 2,939 Show data context
Peas for stockfeeding 302 Show data context
Potatoes, first earlies 763 Show data context
Potatoes, main crop and second earlies 5,680 Show data context
Turnips, swedes & fodder beet for stockfeeding 873 Show data context
Sugar Beet 2,991 Show data context
Mangolds 1,768 Show data context
Rape 797 Show data context
Kale for stockfeeding 7,179 Show data context
Cabbage, savoys, & kohl rabi for stockfeeding 279 Show data context
Vetches or Tares 630 Show data context
Mustard 254 Show data context
Hops 0 Show data context
Orchards with crops, fallow or grass below the trees 562 Show data context
Orchards with small fruit below the trees 38 Show data context
Small fruit not under orchard trees 48 Show data context
Vegetables (excluding potatoes) grown in the open 2,113 Show data context
Fruit and vegetables not grown primarily for sale 79 Show data context
Crops under glass 10 Show data context
Bulbs and flowers grown in the open, and nursery stock 82 Show data context
All other crops 1,236 Show data context
Bare Fallow 5,908 Show data context
Lucerne 2,100 Show data context
Clover and Rotation Grasses: For mowing 40,192 Show data context
Clover and Rotation Grasses: For grazing 38,519 Show data context
Date: Source:
1960 Ministry of Agriculture, Agricultural Statistics (HM Stationery Office) ,


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The Agricultural Census used this set of crops in its main tabulation by county between 1957 and 1960.

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