Acreages of different crops, as reported by Agricultural Censuses 1961-3

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Agricultural Census Crop Categories, 1961-3 1961
Wheat 5,911 Show data context
Barley 116,404 Show data context
Oats 17,658 Show data context
Mixed Corn for threshing 14,239 Show data context
Rye for threshing 87 Show data context
Potatoes, first earlies 1,168 Show data context
Potatoes, main crop and second earlies 5,672 Show data context
Beans and peas for stockfeeding 52 Show data context
Turnips, swedes & fodder beet for stockfeeding 15,136 Show data context
Mangolds 6,988 Show data context
Rape 4,972 Show data context
Kale for stockfeeding 29,900 Show data context
Cabbage, savoys, & kohl rabi for stockfeeding 1,666 Show data context
Mustard 59 Show data context
Other crops for stockfeeding 1,666 Show data context
Sugar Beet 370 Show data context
Hops 0 Show data context
Orchards with crops, fallow or grass below the trees 13,422 Show data context
Orchards with small fruit below the trees 117 Show data context
Small fruit not under orchard trees 381 Show data context
Vegetables (excluding potatoes) grown in the open 3,300 Show data context
Fruit and vegetables not grown primarily for sale 337 Show data context
Crops under glass or in sheds 85 Show data context
Bulbs and flowers grown in the open and nursery stock 775 Show data context
All other crops 997 Show data context
Bare Fallow 3,723 Show data context
Lucerne 1,107 Show data context
Clover and Rotation Grasses: For mowing 151,355 Show data context
Clover and Rotation Grasses: For grazing 156,686 Show data context
Date: Source:
1961 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 1961 and 1963.

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Date accessed: 13th August 2022