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

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Agricultural Census Crop Categories for 1961 1961
Wheat 1,999 Show data context
Barley 9,277 Show data context
Oats 20,611 Show data context
Mixed Grain 8 Show data context
Potatoes: first early varieties 337 Show data context
Potatoes: main crop and second early varieties 4,391 Show data context
Turnips and Swedes for stock-feeding or seed 9,205 Show data context
Mangolds 14 Show data context
Sugar Beet 0 Show data context
Kale and Cabbage for stock-feeding 758 Show data context
Rape 815 Show data context
Mashlum, beans, rye, vetches, etc. for threshing, fodder or silage 515 Show data context
Small Fruit 29 Show data context
Vegetables for human consumption 53 Show data context
Grass for Mowing: Under 7 years old 18,166 Show data context
Grass not for Mowing: Under 7 years old 42,278 Show data context
All Other Crops 220 Show data context
Bare Fallow 1,774 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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Date accessed: 08th August 2022