Acreages of different crops, as reported by 1970 Agricultural Census

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Agricultural Census Crop Categories for 1970 1970
Wheat 46,539 Show data context
Barley 112,338 Show data context
Oats 19,824 Show data context
Mixed Corn for threshing 10,747 Show data context
Rye for threshing 100 Show data context
Maize for threshing 0 Show data context
Other Maize 31 Show data context
Potatoes, first earlies 3,025 Show data context
Potatoes, main crop and second earlies 9,764 Show data context
Beans for stockfeeding 1,238 Show data context
Turnips, swedes and fodder beet for stockfeeding 4,400 Show data context
Mangolds 913 Show data context
Rape for stockfeeding 1,634 Show data context
Kale for stockfeeding 3,679 Show data context
Cabbage, savoys, & kohl rabi for stockfeeding 59 Show data context
Mustard 128 Show data context
Other crops for stockfeeding 869 Show data context
Rape grown for oilseed 108 Show data context
Sugar Beet 19,728 Show data context
Hops 22 Show data context
Orchards grown commercially 307 Show data context
Orchards not grown commercially 191 Show data context
Small fruit not under orchard trees 163 Show data context
Vegetables (excluding potatoes) grown in the open 1,214 Show data context
Crops under glass or in sheds 38 Show data context
Bulbs, flowers grown in the open, and hardy nursery stock 203 Show data context
All other crops 69 Show data context
Bare Fallow 2,296 Show data context
Lucerne 257 Show data context
Clover and Rotation Grasses: For mowing 73,645 Show data context
Clover and Rotation Grasses: For grazing 52,239 Show data context
Date: Source:
1970 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 1970.

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Date accessed: 21st September 2019