Acreages of different crops, as reported by 1970 Agricultural Census

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Agricultural Census Crop Categories for 1970 1970
Wheat 73,188 Show data context
Barley 71,787 Show data context
Oats 4,408 Show data context
Mixed Corn for threshing 65 Show data context
Rye for threshing 380 Show data context
Maize for threshing 3 Show data context
Other Maize 10 Show data context
Potatoes, first earlies 1,181 Show data context
Potatoes, main crop and second earlies 16,581 Show data context
Beans for stockfeeding 9,468 Show data context
Turnips, swedes and fodder beet for stockfeeding 72 Show data context
Mangolds 119 Show data context
Rape for stockfeeding 61 Show data context
Kale for stockfeeding 451 Show data context
Cabbage, savoys, & kohl rabi for stockfeeding 2 Show data context
Mustard 819 Show data context
Other crops for stockfeeding 155 Show data context
Rape grown for oilseed 214 Show data context
Sugar Beet 19,671 Show data context
Hops 0 Show data context
Orchards grown commercially 1,883 Show data context
Orchards not grown commercially 45 Show data context
Small fruit not under orchard trees 274 Show data context
Vegetables (excluding potatoes) grown in the open 11,231 Show data context
Crops under glass or in sheds 16 Show data context
Bulbs, flowers grown in the open, and hardy nursery stock 155 Show data context
All other crops 986 Show data context
Bare Fallow 4,402 Show data context
Lucerne 284 Show data context
Clover and Rotation Grasses: For mowing 5,714 Show data context
Clover and Rotation Grasses: For grazing 3,750 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: 10th August 2020