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

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Agricultural Census Crop Categories, 1961-3 1961
Wheat 39,082 Show data context
Barley 71,296 Show data context
Oats 11,178 Show data context
Mixed Corn for threshing 394 Show data context
Rye for threshing 14 Show data context
Potatoes, first earlies 254 Show data context
Potatoes, main crop and second earlies 4,000 Show data context
Beans and peas for stockfeeding 1,463 Show data context
Turnips, swedes & fodder beet for stockfeeding 271 Show data context
Mangolds 702 Show data context
Rape 236 Show data context
Kale for stockfeeding 3,316 Show data context
Cabbage, savoys, & kohl rabi for stockfeeding 78 Show data context
Mustard 577 Show data context
Other crops for stockfeeding 413 Show data context
Sugar Beet 1,526 Show data context
Hops 0 Show data context
Orchards with crops, fallow or grass below the trees 1,144 Show data context
Orchards with small fruit below the trees 39 Show data context
Small fruit not under orchard trees 129 Show data context
Vegetables (excluding potatoes) grown in the open 4,211 Show data context
Fruit and vegetables not grown primarily for sale 258 Show data context
Crops under glass or in sheds 412 Show data context
Bulbs and flowers grown in the open and nursery stock 462 Show data context
All other crops 310 Show data context
Bare Fallow 6,436 Show data context
Lucerne 2,966 Show data context
Clover and Rotation Grasses: For mowing 29,470 Show data context
Clover and Rotation Grasses: For grazing 16,871 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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Date accessed: 14th October 2019