Acreages of different crops, as reported by Agricultural Censuses 1961-3

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Agricultural Census Crop Categories, 1961-3 1961
Wheat 39,406 Show data context
Barley 61,762 Show data context
Oats 19,984 Show data context
Mixed Corn for threshing 11,348 Show data context
Rye for threshing 114 Show data context
Potatoes, first earlies 3,556 Show data context
Potatoes, main crop and second earlies 6,942 Show data context
Beans and peas for stockfeeding 233 Show data context
Turnips, swedes & fodder beet for stockfeeding 5,921 Show data context
Mangolds 4,036 Show data context
Rape 1,894 Show data context
Kale for stockfeeding 7,260 Show data context
Cabbage, savoys, & kohl rabi for stockfeeding 301 Show data context
Mustard 37 Show data context
Other crops for stockfeeding 1,237 Show data context
Sugar Beet 17,262 Show data context
Hops 10 Show data context
Orchards with crops, fallow or grass below the trees 1,894 Show data context
Orchards with small fruit below the trees 22 Show data context
Small fruit not under orchard trees 90 Show data context
Vegetables (excluding potatoes) grown in the open 1,486 Show data context
Fruit and vegetables not grown primarily for sale 98 Show data context
Crops under glass or in sheds 35 Show data context
Bulbs and flowers grown in the open and nursery stock 164 Show data context
All other crops 224 Show data context
Bare Fallow 1,358 Show data context
Lucerne 685 Show data context
Clover and Rotation Grasses: For mowing 92,602 Show data context
Clover and Rotation Grasses: For grazing 58,504 Show data context
Date: Source:
1961 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 1961 and 1963.

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Date accessed: 19th September 2019