Acreages of different crops, as reported by the Agricultural Census for 1950-51

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Agricultural Census Crop Categories, 1950-51 1950
Wheat 124,357 Show data context
Barley 212,963 Show data context
Oats 64,879 Show data context
Mixed Corn 8,604 Show data context
Rye for threshing 16,226 Show data context
Rye for green fodder 519 Show data context
Beans for stockfeeding 2,192 Show data context
Peas for stockfeeding 3,055 Show data context
Potatoes, first earlies 8,938 Show data context
Potatoes, main crop and second earlies 30,331 Show data context
Turnips and Swedes for stockfeeding 6,106 Show data context
Mangolds 27,881 Show data context
Sugar Beet 98,395 Show data context
Rape 1,036 Show data context
Cabbage, kale, savoys, and kohl rabi for fodder 16,869 Show data context
Vetches or Tares 2,032 Show data context
Mustard for seed, for fodder or ploughing in 1,932 Show data context
Linseed 2,275 Show data context
Flax for Fibre 1,778 Show data context
Hops 3 Show data context
Orchards with crops, fallow or grass below the trees 8,389 Show data context
Orchards with small fruit below the trees 1,866 Show data context
Small fruit not under orchard trees 7,691 Show data context
Vegetables (excluding potatoes) grown in the open 44,475 Show data context
Fruit and vegetables not grown primarily for sale 346 Show data context
Crops under glass 165 Show data context
Flowers grown in the open 1,046 Show data context
All Other Crops 2,229 Show data context
Bare Fallow 4,243 Show data context
Lucerne 7,008 Show data context
Clover and Rotation Grasses: For mowing 67,623 Show data context
Clover and Rotation Grasses: For grazing 28,021 Show data context
Date: Source:
1950 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 1950-51.

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GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, Norfolk AdmC through time | Agriculture and Land Use Statistics | Acreages of different crops, as reported by the Agricultural Census for 1950-51, A Vision of Britain through Time.

URL: http://www.visionofbritain.org.uk/unit/10173024/cube/AGCEN_CROP_1950

Date accessed: 21st September 2019