Acreages of different crops, as reported by Agricultural Censuses 1961-3

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Agricultural Census Crop Categories, 1961-3 1961
Wheat 37,595 Show data context
Barley 142,509 Show data context
Oats 11,370 Show data context
Mixed Corn for threshing 1,179 Show data context
Rye for threshing 142 Show data context
Potatoes, first earlies 824 Show data context
Potatoes, main crop and second earlies 4,502 Show data context
Beans and peas for stockfeeding 130 Show data context
Turnips, swedes & fodder beet for stockfeeding 2,262 Show data context
Mangolds 1,160 Show data context
Rape 1,748 Show data context
Kale for stockfeeding 18,012 Show data context
Cabbage, savoys, & kohl rabi for stockfeeding 288 Show data context
Mustard 1,983 Show data context
Other crops for stockfeeding 1,795 Show data context
Sugar Beet 1,130 Show data context
Hops 587 Show data context
Orchards with crops, fallow or grass below the trees 1,946 Show data context
Orchards with small fruit below the trees 60 Show data context
Small fruit not under orchard trees 1,016 Show data context
Vegetables (excluding potatoes) grown in the open 4,712 Show data context
Fruit and vegetables not grown primarily for sale 340 Show data context
Crops under glass or in sheds 147 Show data context
Bulbs and flowers grown in the open and nursery stock 863 Show data context
All other crops 268 Show data context
Bare Fallow 12,138 Show data context
Lucerne 3,760 Show data context
Clover and Rotation Grasses: For mowing 79,174 Show data context
Clover and Rotation Grasses: For grazing 69,888 Show data context
Date: Source:
1961 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 between 1961 and 1963.

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