Acreages of different crops, as reported by 1970 Agricultural Census

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Agricultural Census Crop Categories for 1970 1970
Wheat 80,898 Show data context
Barley 119,692 Show data context
Oats 19,053 Show data context
Mixed Corn for threshing 629 Show data context
Rye for threshing 30 Show data context
Maize for threshing 0 Show data context
Other Maize 0 Show data context
Potatoes, first earlies 623 Show data context
Potatoes, main crop and second earlies 5,688 Show data context
Beans for stockfeeding 6,465 Show data context
Turnips, swedes and fodder beet for stockfeeding 505 Show data context
Mangolds 226 Show data context
Rape for stockfeeding 792 Show data context
Kale for stockfeeding 3,771 Show data context
Cabbage, savoys, & kohl rabi for stockfeeding 11 Show data context
Mustard 64 Show data context
Other crops for stockfeeding 399 Show data context
Rape grown for oilseed 862 Show data context
Sugar Beet 2,729 Show data context
Hops 0 Show data context
Orchards grown commercially 114 Show data context
Orchards not grown commercially 82 Show data context
Small fruit not under orchard trees 51 Show data context
Vegetables (excluding potatoes) grown in the open 2,322 Show data context
Crops under glass or in sheds 15 Show data context
Bulbs, flowers grown in the open, and hardy nursery stock 64 Show data context
All other crops 416 Show data context
Bare Fallow 8,824 Show data context
Lucerne 375 Show data context
Clover and Rotation Grasses: For mowing 28,192 Show data context
Clover and Rotation Grasses: For grazing 26,335 Show data context
Date: Source:
1970 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 for 1970.

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Date accessed: 18th October 2019