Acreages of different crops, as reported by Agricultural Censuses 1940-42

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Agricultural Census Crop Categories, 1940-42 1940
Wheat 39,367 Show data context
Barley 23,162 Show data context
Oats 33,266 Show data context
Mixed Corn 2,159 Show data context
Rye 101 Show data context
Beans for stockfeeding 809 Show data context
Peas for stockfeeding 318 Show data context
Potatoes, first earlies 89 Show data context
Potatoes, main crop and second earlies 1,957 Show data context
Turnips and Swedes for stockfeeding 6,416 Show data context
Mangolds 3,122 Show data context
Sugar Beet 1,053 Show data context
Rape (or Cole) 1,281 Show data context
Cabbage, Kale, Savoys, and Kohl Rabi, for fodder 2,762 Show data context
Vetches or Tares 686 Show data context
Lucerne 558 Show data context
Mustard for Seed 17 Show data context
Mustard for Fodder or Ploughing in 617 Show data context
Flax for Fibre or Linseed 348 Show data context
Hops 0 Show data context
Orchards with crops, fallow or grass below the trees 944 Show data context
Orchards with small fruit below the trees 33 Show data context
Small fruit not under orchard trees 25 Show data context
Vegetables (excluding potatoes) grown in the open 751 Show data context
Flowers grown in the open 29 Show data context
Crops under glass 9 Show data context
All Other Crops 198 Show data context
Bare Fallow 7,581 Show data context
Clover and Rotation Grasses for Hay 23,382 Show data context
Clover and Rotation Grasses for grazing 5,541 Show data context
Date: Source:
1940 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 1940-42.

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GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, Oxfordshire AdmC through time | Agriculture and Land Use Statistics | Acreages of different crops, as reported by Agricultural Censuses 1940-42, A Vision of Britain through Time.

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Date accessed: 22nd May 2022