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

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Agricultural Census Crop Categories for 1961 1961
Wheat 13,806 Show data context
Barley 31,439 Show data context
Oats 36,010 Show data context
Mixed Grain 80 Show data context
Potatoes: first early varieties 2,899 Show data context
Potatoes: main crop and second early varieties 20,169 Show data context
Turnips and Swedes for stock-feeding or seed 14,661 Show data context
Mangolds 485 Show data context
Sugar Beet 3,364 Show data context
Kale and Cabbage for stock-feeding 834 Show data context
Rape 734 Show data context
Mashlum, beans, rye, vetches, etc. for threshing, fodder or silage 675 Show data context
Small Fruit 3,705 Show data context
Vegetables for human consumption 2,660 Show data context
Grass for Mowing: Under 7 years old 28,772 Show data context
Grass not for Mowing: Under 7 years old 63,458 Show data context
All Other Crops 487 Show data context
Bare Fallow 279 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: 23rd May 2022