Generalised agricultural crop classification for 1866-1970.

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Agricultural Census Generalised Crop Categories 1931 1961
Wheat 79 Show data context 42 Show data context
Barley 1,670 Show data context 99 Show data context
Oats 7,510 Show data context 3,467 Show data context
Rye 16 Show data context 8 Show data context
Beans & Peas 20 Show data context 1 Show data context
Potatoes 978 Show data context 393 Show data context
Turnips and Swedes 969 Show data context 101 Show data context
Mangolds 152 Show data context 36 Show data context
Cabbage, Rape, etc 427 Show data context 2,696 Show data context
Hops 0 Show data context 0 Show data context
Bare Fallow 60 Show data context 47 Show data context
Clover and Rotation Grasses 14,494 Show data context 18,455 Show data context
Other Crops 721 Show data context 935 Show data context
Date: Source:
1931 - 1961 Ministry of Agriculture, Agricultural Statistics (HM Stationery Office) ,

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This system for crop classification has been designed by the GBH GIS project to enable comparison of all farm censuses from 1866 to 1970. This inevitably means including many crops in a large 'Other' category. Although Farm Census data for Scotland as well as for England and Wales have been converted to this structure, the Scottish classification for 1961 fits particularly poorly, not identifying rye or beans and peas. Hops are not identified in the Scottish classification for 1931 or 1961, but there were no hops...


at all in Scotland in 1871 or 1901.

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GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, Merionethshire AdmC through time | Agriculture and Land Use Statistics | Generalised agricultural crop classification for 1866-1970., A Vision of Britain through Time.

URL: http://www.visionofbritain.org.uk/unit/10095967/cube/AGCEN_CROP_GEN

Date accessed: 17th September 2019