Acreages of different crops, as reported by 1970 Agricultural Census

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Agricultural Census Crop Categories for 1970 1970
Wheat 50,128 Show data context
Barley 93,364 Show data context
Oats 8,253 Show data context
Mixed Corn for threshing 453 Show data context
Rye for threshing 355 Show data context
Maize for threshing 0 Show data context
Other Maize 49 Show data context
Potatoes, first earlies 186 Show data context
Potatoes, main crop and second earlies 1,923 Show data context
Beans for stockfeeding 3,177 Show data context
Turnips, swedes and fodder beet for stockfeeding 654 Show data context
Mangolds 89 Show data context
Rape for stockfeeding 234 Show data context
Kale for stockfeeding 2,401 Show data context
Cabbage, savoys, & kohl rabi for stockfeeding 40 Show data context
Mustard 534 Show data context
Other crops for stockfeeding 705 Show data context
Rape grown for oilseed 1,210 Show data context
Sugar Beet 156 Show data context
Hops 55 Show data context
Orchards grown commercially 1,698 Show data context
Orchards not grown commercially 125 Show data context
Small fruit not under orchard trees 120 Show data context
Vegetables (excluding potatoes) grown in the open 3,717 Show data context
Crops under glass or in sheds 34 Show data context
Bulbs, flowers grown in the open, and hardy nursery stock 412 Show data context
All other crops 278 Show data context
Bare Fallow 6,671 Show data context
Lucerne 883 Show data context
Clover and Rotation Grasses: For mowing 27,265 Show data context
Clover and Rotation Grasses: For grazing 24,034 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: 21st February 2020