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

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Agricultural Census Crop Categories, 1961-3 1961
Wheat 10,202 Show data context
Barley 21,340 Show data context
Oats 4,956 Show data context
Mixed Corn for threshing 462 Show data context
Rye for threshing 86 Show data context
Potatoes, first earlies 348 Show data context
Potatoes, main crop and second earlies 1,848 Show data context
Beans and peas for stockfeeding 68 Show data context
Turnips, swedes & fodder beet for stockfeeding 271 Show data context
Mangolds 394 Show data context
Rape 196 Show data context
Kale for stockfeeding 3,282 Show data context
Cabbage, savoys, & kohl rabi for stockfeeding 128 Show data context
Mustard 69 Show data context
Other crops for stockfeeding 747 Show data context
Sugar Beet 257 Show data context
Hops 116 Show data context
Orchards with crops, fallow or grass below the trees 1,159 Show data context
Orchards with small fruit below the trees 72 Show data context
Small fruit not under orchard trees 156 Show data context
Vegetables (excluding potatoes) grown in the open 3,814 Show data context
Fruit and vegetables not grown primarily for sale 242 Show data context
Crops under glass or in sheds 140 Show data context
Bulbs and flowers grown in the open and nursery stock 2,071 Show data context
All other crops 207 Show data context
Bare Fallow 4,221 Show data context
Lucerne 1,076 Show data context
Clover and Rotation Grasses: For mowing 26,268 Show data context
Clover and Rotation Grasses: For grazing 23,899 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 2020