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

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Agricultural Census Crop Categories, 1957-60 1960
Wheat 42,249 Show data context
Barley 73,993 Show data context
Oats 14,661 Show data context
Mixed Corn for threshing 1,705 Show data context
Rye for threshing 114 Show data context
Beans for stockfeeding 440 Show data context
Peas for stockfeeding 10 Show data context
Potatoes, first earlies 652 Show data context
Potatoes, main crop and second earlies 3,740 Show data context
Turnips, swedes & fodder beet for stockfeeding 1,845 Show data context
Sugar Beet 409 Show data context
Mangolds 1,327 Show data context
Rape 558 Show data context
Kale for stockfeeding 10,561 Show data context
Cabbage, savoys, & kohl rabi for stockfeeding 198 Show data context
Vetches or Tares 446 Show data context
Mustard 197 Show data context
Hops 0 Show data context
Orchards with crops, fallow or grass below the trees 11,389 Show data context
Orchards with small fruit below the trees 154 Show data context
Small fruit not under orchard trees 561 Show data context
Vegetables (excluding potatoes) grown in the open 5,419 Show data context
Fruit and vegetables not grown primarily for sale 198 Show data context
Crops under glass 84 Show data context
Bulbs and flowers grown in the open, and nursery stock 279 Show data context
All other crops 849 Show data context
Bare Fallow 3,787 Show data context
Lucerne 1,880 Show data context
Clover and Rotation Grasses: For mowing 69,798 Show data context
Clover and Rotation Grasses: For grazing 54,612 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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