Acreages of different crops, as reported by 1970 Agricultural Census

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Agricultural Census Crop Categories for 1970 1970
Wheat 93,215 Show data context
Barley 120,168 Show data context
Oats 11,569 Show data context
Mixed Corn for threshing 179 Show data context
Rye for threshing 342 Show data context
Maize for threshing 0 Show data context
Other Maize 9 Show data context
Potatoes, first earlies 2,923 Show data context
Potatoes, main crop and second earlies 19,906 Show data context
Beans for stockfeeding 7,093 Show data context
Turnips, swedes and fodder beet for stockfeeding 1,125 Show data context
Mangolds 530 Show data context
Rape for stockfeeding 97 Show data context
Kale for stockfeeding 2,664 Show data context
Cabbage, savoys, & kohl rabi for stockfeeding 54 Show data context
Mustard 705 Show data context
Other crops for stockfeeding 214 Show data context
Rape grown for oilseed 93 Show data context
Sugar Beet 26,729 Show data context
Hops 0 Show data context
Orchards grown commercially 15 Show data context
Orchards not grown commercially 29 Show data context
Small fruit not under orchard trees 212 Show data context
Vegetables (excluding potatoes) grown in the open 11,562 Show data context
Crops under glass or in sheds 16 Show data context
Bulbs, flowers grown in the open, and hardy nursery stock 377 Show data context
All other crops 338 Show data context
Bare Fallow 5,855 Show data context
Lucerne 1,029 Show data context
Clover and Rotation Grasses: For mowing 19,207 Show data context
Clover and Rotation Grasses: For grazing 12,968 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: 20th January 2020