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

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Agricultural Census Crop Categories, 1957-60 1960
Wheat 42,277 Show data context
Barley 53,074 Show data context
Oats 23,419 Show data context
Mixed Corn for threshing 15,324 Show data context
Rye for threshing 193 Show data context
Beans for stockfeeding 342 Show data context
Peas for stockfeeding 14 Show data context
Potatoes, first earlies 3,888 Show data context
Potatoes, main crop and second earlies 8,633 Show data context
Turnips, swedes & fodder beet for stockfeeding 6,192 Show data context
Sugar Beet 16,768 Show data context
Mangolds 4,985 Show data context
Rape 2,065 Show data context
Kale for stockfeeding 7,962 Show data context
Cabbage, savoys, & kohl rabi for stockfeeding 270 Show data context
Vetches or Tares 286 Show data context
Mustard 41 Show data context
Hops 14 Show data context
Orchards with crops, fallow or grass below the trees 1,957 Show data context
Orchards with small fruit below the trees 18 Show data context
Small fruit not under orchard trees 74 Show data context
Vegetables (excluding potatoes) grown in the open 1,644 Show data context
Fruit and vegetables not grown primarily for sale 90 Show data context
Crops under glass 30 Show data context
Bulbs and flowers grown in the open, and nursery stock 158 Show data context
All other crops 780 Show data context
Bare Fallow 1,042 Show data context
Lucerne 797 Show data context
Clover and Rotation Grasses: For mowing 90,378 Show data context
Clover and Rotation Grasses: For grazing 54,594 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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