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

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Agricultural Census Crop Categories, 1957-60 1960
Wheat 8,195 Show data context
Barley 93,954 Show data context
Oats 29,357 Show data context
Mixed Corn for threshing 23,440 Show data context
Rye for threshing 231 Show data context
Beans for stockfeeding 46 Show data context
Peas for stockfeeding 114 Show data context
Potatoes, first earlies 1,429 Show data context
Potatoes, main crop and second earlies 7,364 Show data context
Turnips, swedes & fodder beet for stockfeeding 16,530 Show data context
Sugar Beet 479 Show data context
Mangolds 8,328 Show data context
Rape 5,363 Show data context
Kale for stockfeeding 31,118 Show data context
Cabbage, savoys, & kohl rabi for stockfeeding 1,951 Show data context
Vetches or Tares 339 Show data context
Mustard 73 Show data context
Hops 0 Show data context
Orchards with crops, fallow or grass below the trees 14,339 Show data context
Orchards with small fruit below the trees 140 Show data context
Small fruit not under orchard trees 404 Show data context
Vegetables (excluding potatoes) grown in the open 3,480 Show data context
Fruit and vegetables not grown primarily for sale 320 Show data context
Crops under glass 87 Show data context
Bulbs and flowers grown in the open, and nursery stock 763 Show data context
All other crops 1,644 Show data context
Bare Fallow 2,440 Show data context
Lucerne 1,139 Show data context
Clover and Rotation Grasses: For mowing 149,693 Show data context
Clover and Rotation Grasses: For grazing 147,325 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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