Acreages of different crops, as reported by Agricultural Censuses 1940-42

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Agricultural Census Crop Categories, 1940-42 1940
Wheat 28,123 Show data context
Barley 3,765 Show data context
Oats 39,028 Show data context
Mixed Corn 4,979 Show data context
Rye 324 Show data context
Beans for stockfeeding 134 Show data context
Peas for stockfeeding 78 Show data context
Potatoes, first earlies 1,342 Show data context
Potatoes, main crop and second earlies 11,205 Show data context
Turnips and Swedes for stockfeeding 5,830 Show data context
Mangolds 4,811 Show data context
Sugar Beet 3,845 Show data context
Rape (or Cole) 261 Show data context
Cabbage, Kale, Savoys, and Kohl Rabi, for fodder 2,266 Show data context
Vetches or Tares 172 Show data context
Lucerne 21 Show data context
Mustard for Seed 0 Show data context
Mustard for Fodder or Ploughing in 71 Show data context
Flax for Fibre or Linseed 37 Show data context
Hops 0 Show data context
Orchards with crops, fallow or grass below the trees 682 Show data context
Orchards with small fruit below the trees 33 Show data context
Small fruit not under orchard trees 26 Show data context
Vegetables (excluding potatoes) grown in the open 3,111 Show data context
Flowers grown in the open 455 Show data context
Crops under glass 23 Show data context
All Other Crops 434 Show data context
Bare Fallow 1,436 Show data context
Clover and Rotation Grasses for Hay 24,198 Show data context
Clover and Rotation Grasses for grazing 6,033 Show data context
Date: Source:
1940 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 1940-42.

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GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, Staffordshire AdmC through time | Agriculture and Land Use Statistics | Acreages of different crops, as reported by Agricultural Censuses 1940-42, A Vision of Britain through Time.

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Date accessed: 18th July 2019