Acreages of different crops, as reported by 1970 Agricultural Census

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Agricultural Census Crop Categories for 1970 1970
Wheat 54,478 Show data context
Barley 112,721 Show data context
Oats 11,019 Show data context
Mixed Corn for threshing 643 Show data context
Rye for threshing 99 Show data context
Maize for threshing 0 Show data context
Other Maize 34 Show data context
Potatoes, first earlies 156 Show data context
Potatoes, main crop and second earlies 2,685 Show data context
Beans for stockfeeding 3,547 Show data context
Turnips, swedes and fodder beet for stockfeeding 556 Show data context
Mangolds 116 Show data context
Rape for stockfeeding 276 Show data context
Kale for stockfeeding 2,788 Show data context
Cabbage, savoys, & kohl rabi for stockfeeding 51 Show data context
Mustard 321 Show data context
Other crops for stockfeeding 795 Show data context
Rape grown for oilseed 464 Show data context
Sugar Beet 408 Show data context
Hops 0 Show data context
Orchards grown commercially 91 Show data context
Orchards not grown commercially 84 Show data context
Small fruit not under orchard trees 24 Show data context
Vegetables (excluding potatoes) grown in the open 1,704 Show data context
Crops under glass or in sheds 23 Show data context
Bulbs, flowers grown in the open, and hardy nursery stock 78 Show data context
All other crops 175 Show data context
Bare Fallow 5,559 Show data context
Lucerne 915 Show data context
Clover and Rotation Grasses: For mowing 31,266 Show data context
Clover and Rotation Grasses: For grazing 24,714 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: 22nd May 2022