Acreages of different crops, as reported by Agricultural Censuses 1957-60

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Agricultural Census Crop Categories, 1957-60 1960
Wheat 130,253 Show data context
Barley 292,802 Show data context
Oats 38,870 Show data context
Mixed Corn for threshing 1,191 Show data context
Rye for threshing 3,208 Show data context
Beans for stockfeeding 2,819 Show data context
Peas for stockfeeding 785 Show data context
Potatoes, first earlies 4,352 Show data context
Potatoes, main crop and second earlies 29,287 Show data context
Turnips, swedes & fodder beet for stockfeeding 5,263 Show data context
Sugar Beet 99,796 Show data context
Mangolds 16,823 Show data context
Rape 668 Show data context
Kale for stockfeeding 15,136 Show data context
Cabbage, savoys, & kohl rabi for stockfeeding 632 Show data context
Vetches or Tares 942 Show data context
Mustard 3,730 Show data context
Hops 35 Show data context
Orchards with crops, fallow or grass below the trees 7,483 Show data context
Orchards with small fruit below the trees 1,026 Show data context
Small fruit not under orchard trees 6,314 Show data context
Vegetables (excluding potatoes) grown in the open 56,392 Show data context
Fruit and vegetables not grown primarily for sale 222 Show data context
Crops under glass 154 Show data context
Bulbs and flowers grown in the open, and nursery stock 2,230 Show data context
All other crops 3,111 Show data context
Bare Fallow 4,555 Show data context
Lucerne 12,052 Show data context
Clover and Rotation Grasses: For mowing 43,030 Show data context
Clover and Rotation Grasses: For grazing 41,064 Show data context
Date: Source:
1960 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 1957 and 1960.

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Date accessed: 15th October 2019