Acreages of different crops, as reported by the 1961 Scottish Agricultural Census

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Agricultural Census Crop Categories for 1961 1961
Wheat 12,811 Show data context
Barley 31,873 Show data context
Oats 23,363 Show data context
Mixed Grain 336 Show data context
Potatoes: first early varieties 1,486 Show data context
Potatoes: main crop and second early varieties 15,805 Show data context
Turnips and Swedes for stock-feeding or seed 9,789 Show data context
Mangolds 875 Show data context
Sugar Beet 5,605 Show data context
Kale and Cabbage for stock-feeding 1,700 Show data context
Rape 1,333 Show data context
Mashlum, beans, rye, vetches, etc. for threshing, fodder or silage 445 Show data context
Small Fruit 282 Show data context
Vegetables for human consumption 265 Show data context
Grass for Mowing: Under 7 years old 28,730 Show data context
Grass not for Mowing: Under 7 years old 53,611 Show data context
All Other Crops 225 Show data context
Bare Fallow 490 Show data context
Date: Source:
1961 Department of Agriculture and Fisheries for Scotland, Scottish Agricultural Statistics (HM Stationery Office) ,

 

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The Scottish Agricultural Census for 1961 used this set of crops, different from those listed for England and Wales, in its main tabulation by county. One key difference was that grassland was divided into areas under and over 7 years old, rather than into 'rotation' and 'permanent', but we treat grassland under 7 years old as equivalent to 'rotation' and therefore include it with other arable crops. The same table also listed the 'total area of orchards', but orchards area included here according to what was grow...


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GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, Fife ScoCnty through time | Agriculture and Land Use Statistics | Acreages of different crops, as reported by the 1961 Scottish Agricultural Census, A Vision of Britain through Time.

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Date accessed: 17th July 2019