Acreages of different crops, as reported by 1970 Agricultural Census

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Agricultural Census Crop Categories for 1970 1970
Wheat 99,730 Show data context
Barley 243,273 Show data context
Oats 24,973 Show data context
Mixed Corn for threshing 2,612 Show data context
Rye for threshing 138 Show data context
Maize for threshing 0 Show data context
Other Maize 48 Show data context
Potatoes, first earlies 963 Show data context
Potatoes, main crop and second earlies 17,689 Show data context
Beans for stockfeeding 4,749 Show data context
Turnips, swedes and fodder beet for stockfeeding 11,981 Show data context
Mangolds 1,555 Show data context
Rape for stockfeeding 289 Show data context
Kale for stockfeeding 3,110 Show data context
Cabbage, savoys, & kohl rabi for stockfeeding 246 Show data context
Mustard 569 Show data context
Other crops for stockfeeding 447 Show data context
Rape grown for oilseed 28 Show data context
Sugar Beet 12,156 Show data context
Hops 0 Show data context
Orchards grown commercially 54 Show data context
Orchards not grown commercially 42 Show data context
Small fruit not under orchard trees 81 Show data context
Vegetables (excluding potatoes) grown in the open 15,927 Show data context
Crops under glass or in sheds 281 Show data context
Bulbs, flowers grown in the open, and hardy nursery stock 186 Show data context
All other crops 760 Show data context
Bare Fallow 5,166 Show data context
Lucerne 800 Show data context
Clover and Rotation Grasses: For mowing 32,799 Show data context
Clover and Rotation Grasses: For grazing 42,301 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 2020