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

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Agricultural Census Crop Categories, 1940-42 1940
Wheat 46,739 Show data context
Barley 9,025 Show data context
Oats 18,826 Show data context
Mixed Corn 425 Show data context
Rye 12 Show data context
Beans for stockfeeding 4,301 Show data context
Peas for stockfeeding 2,646 Show data context
Potatoes, first earlies 8,509 Show data context
Potatoes, main crop and second earlies 52,842 Show data context
Turnips and Swedes for stockfeeding 1,100 Show data context
Mangolds 2,568 Show data context
Sugar Beet 12,301 Show data context
Rape (or Cole) 31 Show data context
Cabbage, Kale, Savoys, and Kohl Rabi, for fodder 210 Show data context
Vetches or Tares 284 Show data context
Lucerne 222 Show data context
Mustard for Seed 3,328 Show data context
Mustard for Fodder or Ploughing in 88 Show data context
Flax for Fibre or Linseed 5 Show data context
Hops 0 Show data context
Orchards with crops, fallow or grass below the trees 1,198 Show data context
Orchards with small fruit below the trees 416 Show data context
Small fruit not under orchard trees 1,313 Show data context
Vegetables (excluding potatoes) grown in the open 14,656 Show data context
Flowers grown in the open 3,195 Show data context
Crops under glass 81 Show data context
All Other Crops 479 Show data context
Bare Fallow 2,037 Show data context
Clover and Rotation Grasses for Hay 10,001 Show data context
Clover and Rotation Grasses for grazing 947 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 Holland 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: 02nd December 2021