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

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Agricultural Census Crop Categories, 1940-42 1940
Wheat 29,326 Show data context
Barley 34,753 Show data context
Oats 126,748 Show data context
Mixed Corn 23,735 Show data context
Rye 95 Show data context
Beans for stockfeeding 313 Show data context
Peas for stockfeeding 54 Show data context
Potatoes, first earlies 1,121 Show data context
Potatoes, main crop and second earlies 11,310 Show data context
Turnips and Swedes for stockfeeding 21,925 Show data context
Mangolds 13,651 Show data context
Sugar Beet 676 Show data context
Rape (or Cole) 6,172 Show data context
Cabbage, Kale, Savoys, and Kohl Rabi, for fodder 4,414 Show data context
Vetches or Tares 114 Show data context
Lucerne 20 Show data context
Mustard for Seed 1 Show data context
Mustard for Fodder or Ploughing in 188 Show data context
Flax for Fibre or Linseed 311 Show data context
Hops 0 Show data context
Orchards with crops, fallow or grass below the trees 21,089 Show data context
Orchards with small fruit below the trees 377 Show data context
Small fruit not under orchard trees 354 Show data context
Vegetables (excluding potatoes) grown in the open 2,840 Show data context
Flowers grown in the open 638 Show data context
Crops under glass 52 Show data context
All Other Crops 690 Show data context
Bare Fallow 1,601 Show data context
Clover and Rotation Grasses for Hay 73,702 Show data context
Clover and Rotation Grasses for grazing 88,619 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, Devon 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: 10th August 2022