Acreages of different crops, as reported by 1970 Agricultural Census

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Agricultural Census Crop Categories for 1970 1970
Wheat 60,852 Show data context
Barley 121,626 Show data context
Oats 11,144 Show data context
Mixed Corn for threshing 1,445 Show data context
Rye for threshing 43 Show data context
Maize for threshing 14 Show data context
Other Maize 25 Show data context
Potatoes, first earlies 416 Show data context
Potatoes, main crop and second earlies 3,376 Show data context
Beans for stockfeeding 2,679 Show data context
Turnips, swedes and fodder beet for stockfeeding 915 Show data context
Mangolds 129 Show data context
Rape for stockfeeding 424 Show data context
Kale for stockfeeding 4,044 Show data context
Cabbage, savoys, & kohl rabi for stockfeeding 17 Show data context
Mustard 329 Show data context
Other crops for stockfeeding 635 Show data context
Rape grown for oilseed 84 Show data context
Sugar Beet 760 Show data context
Hops 0 Show data context
Orchards grown commercially 3,828 Show data context
Orchards not grown commercially 1,716 Show data context
Small fruit not under orchard trees 769 Show data context
Vegetables (excluding potatoes) grown in the open 4,070 Show data context
Crops under glass or in sheds 112 Show data context
Bulbs, flowers grown in the open, and hardy nursery stock 182 Show data context
All other crops 275 Show data context
Bare Fallow 5,388 Show data context
Lucerne 507 Show data context
Clover and Rotation Grasses: For mowing 50,481 Show data context
Clover and Rotation Grasses: For grazing 37,342 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: 27th October 2020