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

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Agricultural Census Crop Categories, 1961-3 1961
Wheat 69,293 Show data context
Barley 169,896 Show data context
Oats 38,936 Show data context
Mixed Corn for threshing 3,084 Show data context
Rye for threshing 1,151 Show data context
Potatoes, first earlies 2,038 Show data context
Potatoes, main crop and second earlies 14,454 Show data context
Beans and peas for stockfeeding 5,919 Show data context
Turnips, swedes & fodder beet for stockfeeding 24,221 Show data context
Mangolds 5,861 Show data context
Rape 494 Show data context
Kale for stockfeeding 7,511 Show data context
Cabbage, savoys, & kohl rabi for stockfeeding 560 Show data context
Mustard 934 Show data context
Other crops for stockfeeding 1,380 Show data context
Sugar Beet 14,358 Show data context
Hops 3 Show data context
Orchards with crops, fallow or grass below the trees 294 Show data context
Orchards with small fruit below the trees 46 Show data context
Small fruit not under orchard trees 94 Show data context
Vegetables (excluding potatoes) grown in the open 6,493 Show data context
Fruit and vegetables not grown primarily for sale 98 Show data context
Crops under glass or in sheds 181 Show data context
Bulbs and flowers grown in the open and nursery stock 222 Show data context
All other crops 258 Show data context
Bare Fallow 5,491 Show data context
Lucerne 756 Show data context
Clover and Rotation Grasses: For mowing 50,222 Show data context
Clover and Rotation Grasses: For grazing 73,555 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: 21st September 2020