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

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Agricultural Census Crop Categories, 1940-42 1940
Wheat 9,416 Show data context
Barley 2,886 Show data context
Oats 13,300 Show data context
Mixed Corn 1,123 Show data context
Rye 182 Show data context
Beans for stockfeeding 209 Show data context
Peas for stockfeeding 327 Show data context
Potatoes, first earlies 491 Show data context
Potatoes, main crop and second earlies 3,088 Show data context
Turnips and Swedes for stockfeeding 2,130 Show data context
Mangolds 2,207 Show data context
Sugar Beet 43 Show data context
Rape (or Cole) 346 Show data context
Cabbage, Kale, Savoys, and Kohl Rabi, for fodder 2,065 Show data context
Vetches or Tares 399 Show data context
Lucerne 276 Show data context
Mustard for Seed 0 Show data context
Mustard for Fodder or Ploughing in 372 Show data context
Flax for Fibre or Linseed 129 Show data context
Hops 98 Show data context
Orchards with crops, fallow or grass below the trees 1,407 Show data context
Orchards with small fruit below the trees 138 Show data context
Small fruit not under orchard trees 164 Show data context
Vegetables (excluding potatoes) grown in the open 2,826 Show data context
Flowers grown in the open 1,641 Show data context
Crops under glass 87 Show data context
All Other Crops 1,427 Show data context
Bare Fallow 2,727 Show data context
Clover and Rotation Grasses for Hay 5,266 Show data context
Clover and Rotation Grasses for grazing 2,422 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, Surrey 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: 13th August 2020