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

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Agricultural Census Crop Categories, 1957-60 1960
Wheat 22,453 Show data context
Barley 13,340 Show data context
Oats 23,646 Show data context
Mixed Corn for threshing 4,123 Show data context
Rye for threshing 111 Show data context
Beans for stockfeeding 58 Show data context
Peas for stockfeeding 15 Show data context
Potatoes, first earlies 162 Show data context
Potatoes, main crop and second earlies 4,659 Show data context
Turnips, swedes & fodder beet for stockfeeding 2,398 Show data context
Sugar Beet 588 Show data context
Mangolds 1,986 Show data context
Rape 854 Show data context
Kale for stockfeeding 5,704 Show data context
Cabbage, savoys, & kohl rabi for stockfeeding 962 Show data context
Vetches or Tares 76 Show data context
Mustard 27 Show data context
Hops 0 Show data context
Orchards with crops, fallow or grass below the trees 271 Show data context
Orchards with small fruit below the trees 84 Show data context
Small fruit not under orchard trees 84 Show data context
Vegetables (excluding potatoes) grown in the open 2,108 Show data context
Fruit and vegetables not grown primarily for sale 47 Show data context
Crops under glass 51 Show data context
Bulbs and flowers grown in the open, and nursery stock 338 Show data context
All other crops 1,062 Show data context
Bare Fallow 1,569 Show data context
Lucerne 334 Show data context
Clover and Rotation Grasses: For mowing 37,744 Show data context
Clover and Rotation Grasses: For grazing 22,745 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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