Acreages of different crops, as reported by 1970 Agricultural Census

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Agricultural Census Crop Categories for 1970 1970
Wheat 30,446 Show data context
Barley 64,682 Show data context
Oats 8,529 Show data context
Mixed Corn for threshing 6,874 Show data context
Rye for threshing 32 Show data context
Maize for threshing 0 Show data context
Other Maize 5 Show data context
Potatoes, first earlies 1,021 Show data context
Potatoes, main crop and second earlies 11,244 Show data context
Beans for stockfeeding 958 Show data context
Turnips, swedes and fodder beet for stockfeeding 817 Show data context
Mangolds 437 Show data context
Rape for stockfeeding 102 Show data context
Kale for stockfeeding 2,112 Show data context
Cabbage, savoys, & kohl rabi for stockfeeding 168 Show data context
Mustard 38 Show data context
Other crops for stockfeeding 390 Show data context
Rape grown for oilseed 2 Show data context
Sugar Beet 4,615 Show data context
Hops 0 Show data context
Orchards grown commercially 172 Show data context
Orchards not grown commercially 59 Show data context
Small fruit not under orchard trees 746 Show data context
Vegetables (excluding potatoes) grown in the open 3,167 Show data context
Crops under glass or in sheds 38 Show data context
Bulbs, flowers grown in the open, and hardy nursery stock 553 Show data context
All other crops 30 Show data context
Bare Fallow 2,463 Show data context
Lucerne 198 Show data context
Clover and Rotation Grasses: For mowing 44,415 Show data context
Clover and Rotation Grasses: For grazing 28,586 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: 19th July 2019