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

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Agricultural Census Crop Categories, 1940-42 1940
Wheat 28,061 Show data context
Barley 5,236 Show data context
Oats 28,970 Show data context
Mixed Corn 5,082 Show data context
Rye 210 Show data context
Beans for stockfeeding 1,804 Show data context
Peas for stockfeeding 137 Show data context
Potatoes, first earlies 452 Show data context
Potatoes, main crop and second earlies 5,193 Show data context
Turnips and Swedes for stockfeeding 2,885 Show data context
Mangolds 3,843 Show data context
Sugar Beet 1,026 Show data context
Rape (or Cole) 436 Show data context
Cabbage, Kale, Savoys, and Kohl Rabi, for fodder 2,005 Show data context
Vetches or Tares 247 Show data context
Lucerne 264 Show data context
Mustard for Seed 0 Show data context
Mustard for Fodder or Ploughing in 152 Show data context
Flax for Fibre or Linseed 52 Show data context
Hops 0 Show data context
Orchards with crops, fallow or grass below the trees 2,723 Show data context
Orchards with small fruit below the trees 118 Show data context
Small fruit not under orchard trees 270 Show data context
Vegetables (excluding potatoes) grown in the open 4,253 Show data context
Flowers grown in the open 89 Show data context
Crops under glass 20 Show data context
All Other Crops 329 Show data context
Bare Fallow 6,204 Show data context
Clover and Rotation Grasses for Hay 16,715 Show data context
Clover and Rotation Grasses for grazing 4,205 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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Date accessed: 20th July 2019