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

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Agricultural Census Crop Categories, 1957-60 1960
Wheat 13,314 Show data context
Barley 19,514 Show data context
Oats 7,755 Show data context
Mixed Corn for threshing 765 Show data context
Rye for threshing 194 Show data context
Beans for stockfeeding 46 Show data context
Peas for stockfeeding 145 Show data context
Potatoes, first earlies 453 Show data context
Potatoes, main crop and second earlies 2,268 Show data context
Turnips, swedes & fodder beet for stockfeeding 465 Show data context
Sugar Beet 252 Show data context
Mangolds 560 Show data context
Rape 161 Show data context
Kale for stockfeeding 3,891 Show data context
Cabbage, savoys, & kohl rabi for stockfeeding 166 Show data context
Vetches or Tares 242 Show data context
Mustard 80 Show data context
Hops 116 Show data context
Orchards with crops, fallow or grass below the trees 1,207 Show data context
Orchards with small fruit below the trees 98 Show data context
Small fruit not under orchard trees 152 Show data context
Vegetables (excluding potatoes) grown in the open 4,100 Show data context
Fruit and vegetables not grown primarily for sale 243 Show data context
Crops under glass 146 Show data context
Bulbs and flowers grown in the open, and nursery stock 2,098 Show data context
All other crops 830 Show data context
Bare Fallow 3,257 Show data context
Lucerne 1,112 Show data context
Clover and Rotation Grasses: For mowing 26,573 Show data context
Clover and Rotation Grasses: For grazing 20,903 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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Date accessed: 13th August 2020