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

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Agricultural Census Crop Categories, 1940-42 1940
Wheat 31,214 Show data context
Barley 17,268 Show data context
Oats 52,068 Show data context
Mixed Corn 10,538 Show data context
Rye 152 Show data context
Beans for stockfeeding 938 Show data context
Peas for stockfeeding 91 Show data context
Potatoes, first earlies 1,340 Show data context
Potatoes, main crop and second earlies 5,196 Show data context
Turnips and Swedes for stockfeeding 10,324 Show data context
Mangolds 5,925 Show data context
Sugar Beet 13,411 Show data context
Rape (or Cole) 914 Show data context
Cabbage, Kale, Savoys, and Kohl Rabi, for fodder 1,569 Show data context
Vetches or Tares 52 Show data context
Lucerne 62 Show data context
Mustard for Seed 1 Show data context
Mustard for Fodder or Ploughing in 289 Show data context
Flax for Fibre or Linseed 24 Show data context
Hops 11 Show data context
Orchards with crops, fallow or grass below the trees 2,860 Show data context
Orchards with small fruit below the trees 44 Show data context
Small fruit not under orchard trees 38 Show data context
Vegetables (excluding potatoes) grown in the open 1,257 Show data context
Flowers grown in the open 128 Show data context
Crops under glass 32 Show data context
All Other Crops 254 Show data context
Bare Fallow 1,075 Show data context
Clover and Rotation Grasses for Hay 37,623 Show data context
Clover and Rotation Grasses for grazing 8,691 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, Shropshire 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: 16th October 2019