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

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Agricultural Census Crop Categories, 1961-3 1961
Wheat 37,876 Show data context
Barley 78,634 Show data context
Oats 10,844 Show data context
Mixed Corn for threshing 888 Show data context
Rye for threshing 52 Show data context
Potatoes, first earlies 403 Show data context
Potatoes, main crop and second earlies 2,983 Show data context
Beans and peas for stockfeeding 348 Show data context
Turnips, swedes & fodder beet for stockfeeding 1,743 Show data context
Mangolds 882 Show data context
Rape 590 Show data context
Kale for stockfeeding 8,944 Show data context
Cabbage, savoys, & kohl rabi for stockfeeding 118 Show data context
Mustard 171 Show data context
Other crops for stockfeeding 797 Show data context
Sugar Beet 418 Show data context
Hops 0 Show data context
Orchards with crops, fallow or grass below the trees 10,783 Show data context
Orchards with small fruit below the trees 99 Show data context
Small fruit not under orchard trees 628 Show data context
Vegetables (excluding potatoes) grown in the open 4,837 Show data context
Fruit and vegetables not grown primarily for sale 156 Show data context
Crops under glass or in sheds 85 Show data context
Bulbs and flowers grown in the open and nursery stock 254 Show data context
All other crops 240 Show data context
Bare Fallow 7,202 Show data context
Lucerne 2,019 Show data context
Clover and Rotation Grasses: For mowing 72,694 Show data context
Clover and Rotation Grasses: For grazing 57,682 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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