Acreages of different crops, as reported by 1970 Agricultural Census

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Agricultural Census Crop Categories for 1970 1970
Wheat 17,496 Show data context
Barley 118,369 Show data context
Oats 23,921 Show data context
Mixed Corn for threshing 13,759 Show data context
Rye for threshing 146 Show data context
Maize for threshing 33 Show data context
Other Maize 117 Show data context
Potatoes, first earlies 927 Show data context
Potatoes, main crop and second earlies 4,504 Show data context
Beans for stockfeeding 235 Show data context
Turnips, swedes and fodder beet for stockfeeding 11,098 Show data context
Mangolds 1,657 Show data context
Rape for stockfeeding 2,836 Show data context
Kale for stockfeeding 16,792 Show data context
Cabbage, savoys, & kohl rabi for stockfeeding 1,260 Show data context
Mustard 22 Show data context
Other crops for stockfeeding 929 Show data context
Rape grown for oilseed 102 Show data context
Sugar Beet 56 Show data context
Hops 0 Show data context
Orchards grown commercially 2,836 Show data context
Orchards not grown commercially 1,367 Show data context
Small fruit not under orchard trees 330 Show data context
Vegetables (excluding potatoes) grown in the open 4,630 Show data context
Crops under glass or in sheds 94 Show data context
Bulbs, flowers grown in the open, and hardy nursery stock 693 Show data context
All other crops 182 Show data context
Bare Fallow 3,670 Show data context
Lucerne 550 Show data context
Clover and Rotation Grasses: For mowing 151,256 Show data context
Clover and Rotation Grasses: For grazing 146,645 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: 13th August 2022