Acreages of different crops, as reported by Agricultural Censuses 1957-60

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Agricultural Census Crop Categories, 1957-60 1960
Wheat 18,168 Show data context
Barley 15,856 Show data context
Oats 26,297 Show data context
Mixed Corn for threshing 9,913 Show data context
Rye for threshing 93 Show data context
Beans for stockfeeding 1 Show data context
Peas for stockfeeding 29 Show data context
Potatoes, first earlies 5,105 Show data context
Potatoes, main crop and second earlies 7,042 Show data context
Turnips, swedes & fodder beet for stockfeeding 2,039 Show data context
Sugar Beet 146 Show data context
Mangolds 1,740 Show data context
Rape 109 Show data context
Kale for stockfeeding 4,792 Show data context
Cabbage, savoys, & kohl rabi for stockfeeding 576 Show data context
Vetches or Tares 20 Show data context
Mustard 8 Show data context
Hops 0 Show data context
Orchards with crops, fallow or grass below the trees 792 Show data context
Orchards with small fruit below the trees 63 Show data context
Small fruit not under orchard trees 207 Show data context
Vegetables (excluding potatoes) grown in the open 4,322 Show data context
Fruit and vegetables not grown primarily for sale 134 Show data context
Crops under glass 101 Show data context
Bulbs and flowers grown in the open, and nursery stock 839 Show data context
All other crops 498 Show data context
Bare Fallow 578 Show data context
Lucerne 208 Show data context
Clover and Rotation Grasses: For mowing 77,426 Show data context
Clover and Rotation Grasses: For grazing 39,971 Show data context
Date: Source:
1960 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 1957 and 1960.

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