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

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Agricultural Census Crop Categories, 1940-42 1940
Wheat 55,491 Show data context
Barley 47,959 Show data context
Oats 27,061 Show data context
Mixed Corn 1,085 Show data context
Rye 85 Show data context
Beans for stockfeeding 3,017 Show data context
Peas for stockfeeding 3,308 Show data context
Potatoes, first earlies 3,248 Show data context
Potatoes, main crop and second earlies 18,671 Show data context
Turnips and Swedes for stockfeeding 10,787 Show data context
Mangolds 3,936 Show data context
Sugar Beet 14,739 Show data context
Rape (or Cole) 895 Show data context
Cabbage, Kale, Savoys, and Kohl Rabi, for fodder 1,541 Show data context
Vetches or Tares 542 Show data context
Lucerne 4,613 Show data context
Mustard for Seed 2,463 Show data context
Mustard for Fodder or Ploughing in 1,546 Show data context
Flax for Fibre or Linseed 1,242 Show data context
Hops 0 Show data context
Orchards with crops, fallow or grass below the trees 282 Show data context
Orchards with small fruit below the trees 41 Show data context
Small fruit not under orchard trees 19 Show data context
Vegetables (excluding potatoes) grown in the open 5,363 Show data context
Flowers grown in the open 28 Show data context
Crops under glass 10 Show data context
All Other Crops 187 Show data context
Bare Fallow 10,728 Show data context
Clover and Rotation Grasses for Hay 23,034 Show data context
Clover and Rotation Grasses for grazing 10,438 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, Parts of Kesteven 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: 19th January 2020