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

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Agricultural Census Crop Categories, 1957-60 1960
Wheat 39,250 Show data context
Barley 83,057 Show data context
Oats 14,986 Show data context
Mixed Corn for threshing 930 Show data context
Rye for threshing 146 Show data context
Beans for stockfeeding 506 Show data context
Peas for stockfeeding 74 Show data context
Potatoes, first earlies 178 Show data context
Potatoes, main crop and second earlies 3,320 Show data context
Turnips, swedes & fodder beet for stockfeeding 1,488 Show data context
Sugar Beet 1,152 Show data context
Mangolds 1,007 Show data context
Rape 894 Show data context
Kale for stockfeeding 7,355 Show data context
Cabbage, savoys, & kohl rabi for stockfeeding 170 Show data context
Vetches or Tares 502 Show data context
Mustard 107 Show data context
Hops 0 Show data context
Orchards with crops, fallow or grass below the trees 663 Show data context
Orchards with small fruit below the trees 15 Show data context
Small fruit not under orchard trees 27 Show data context
Vegetables (excluding potatoes) grown in the open 1,188 Show data context
Fruit and vegetables not grown primarily for sale 142 Show data context
Crops under glass 16 Show data context
Bulbs and flowers grown in the open, and nursery stock 78 Show data context
All other crops 1,362 Show data context
Bare Fallow 4,139 Show data context
Lucerne 3,278 Show data context
Clover and Rotation Grasses: For mowing 43,121 Show data context
Clover and Rotation Grasses: For grazing 29,856 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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