Acreages of different crops, as reported by Agricultural Censuses 1940-42

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Agricultural Census Crop Categories, 1940-42 1940
Wheat 43,820 Show data context
Barley 20,380 Show data context
Oats 25,766 Show data context
Mixed Corn 1,689 Show data context
Rye 56 Show data context
Beans for stockfeeding 1,955 Show data context
Peas for stockfeeding 115 Show data context
Potatoes, first earlies 187 Show data context
Potatoes, main crop and second earlies 4,114 Show data context
Turnips and Swedes for stockfeeding 2,063 Show data context
Mangolds 2,575 Show data context
Sugar Beet 1,631 Show data context
Rape (or Cole) 920 Show data context
Cabbage, Kale, Savoys, and Kohl Rabi, for fodder 2,079 Show data context
Vetches or Tares 516 Show data context
Lucerne 1,351 Show data context
Mustard for Seed 176 Show data context
Mustard for Fodder or Ploughing in 1,183 Show data context
Flax for Fibre or Linseed 319 Show data context
Hops 0 Show data context
Orchards with crops, fallow or grass below the trees 1,981 Show data context
Orchards with small fruit below the trees 102 Show data context
Small fruit not under orchard trees 72 Show data context
Vegetables (excluding potatoes) grown in the open 3,564 Show data context
Flowers grown in the open 311 Show data context
Crops under glass 532 Show data context
All Other Crops 584 Show data context
Bare Fallow 9,797 Show data context
Clover and Rotation Grasses for Hay 23,577 Show data context
Clover and Rotation Grasses for grazing 3,310 Show data context
Date: Source:
1940 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 1940-42.

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GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, Hertfordshire AdmC through time | Agriculture and Land Use Statistics | Acreages of different crops, as reported by Agricultural Censuses 1940-42, A Vision of Britain through Time.

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Date accessed: 14th October 2019