Acreages of different crops, as reported by 1970 Agricultural Census

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Agricultural Census Crop Categories for 1970 1970
Wheat 10,677 Show data context
Barley 47,090 Show data context
Oats 8,438 Show data context
Mixed Corn for threshing 12,472 Show data context
Rye for threshing 54 Show data context
Maize for threshing 1 Show data context
Other Maize 25 Show data context
Potatoes, first earlies 3,221 Show data context
Potatoes, main crop and second earlies 7,871 Show data context
Beans for stockfeeding 262 Show data context
Turnips, swedes and fodder beet for stockfeeding 613 Show data context
Mangolds 184 Show data context
Rape for stockfeeding 75 Show data context
Kale for stockfeeding 1,328 Show data context
Cabbage, savoys, & kohl rabi for stockfeeding 142 Show data context
Mustard 9 Show data context
Other crops for stockfeeding 675 Show data context
Rape grown for oilseed 10 Show data context
Sugar Beet 166 Show data context
Hops 0 Show data context
Orchards grown commercially 182 Show data context
Orchards not grown commercially 85 Show data context
Small fruit not under orchard trees 208 Show data context
Vegetables (excluding potatoes) grown in the open 2,340 Show data context
Crops under glass or in sheds 95 Show data context
Bulbs, flowers grown in the open, and hardy nursery stock 567 Show data context
All other crops 50 Show data context
Bare Fallow 1,289 Show data context
Lucerne 124 Show data context
Clover and Rotation Grasses: For mowing 66,269 Show data context
Clover and Rotation Grasses: For grazing 38,016 Show data context
Date: Source:
1970 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 1970.

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Date accessed: 01st December 2021