Acreages of different crops, as reported by Agricultural Censuses 1961-3

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Agricultural Census Crop Categories, 1961-3 1961
Wheat 58,251 Show data context
Barley 69,991 Show data context
Oats 17,228 Show data context
Mixed Corn for threshing 754 Show data context
Rye for threshing 36 Show data context
Potatoes, first earlies 699 Show data context
Potatoes, main crop and second earlies 4,686 Show data context
Beans and peas for stockfeeding 2,654 Show data context
Turnips, swedes & fodder beet for stockfeeding 533 Show data context
Mangolds 1,386 Show data context
Rape 732 Show data context
Kale for stockfeeding 6,134 Show data context
Cabbage, savoys, & kohl rabi for stockfeeding 136 Show data context
Mustard 452 Show data context
Other crops for stockfeeding 963 Show data context
Sugar Beet 2,845 Show data context
Hops 0 Show data context
Orchards with crops, fallow or grass below the trees 497 Show data context
Orchards with small fruit below the trees 36 Show data context
Small fruit not under orchard trees 50 Show data context
Vegetables (excluding potatoes) grown in the open 1,293 Show data context
Fruit and vegetables not grown primarily for sale 77 Show data context
Crops under glass or in sheds 11 Show data context
Bulbs and flowers grown in the open and nursery stock 89 Show data context
All other crops 380 Show data context
Bare Fallow 8,896 Show data context
Lucerne 2,049 Show data context
Clover and Rotation Grasses: For mowing 45,675 Show data context
Clover and Rotation Grasses: For grazing 40,483 Show data context
Date: Source:
1961 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 1961 and 1963.

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Date accessed: 15th September 2019