Acreages of different crops, as reported by 1970 Agricultural Census

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Agricultural Census Crop Categories for 1970 1970
Wheat 12,842 Show data context
Barley 30,137 Show data context
Oats 4,124 Show data context
Mixed Corn for threshing 203 Show data context
Rye for threshing 1 Show data context
Maize for threshing 0 Show data context
Other Maize 71 Show data context
Potatoes, first earlies 190 Show data context
Potatoes, main crop and second earlies 1,242 Show data context
Beans for stockfeeding 565 Show data context
Turnips, swedes and fodder beet for stockfeeding 70 Show data context
Mangolds 52 Show data context
Rape for stockfeeding 52 Show data context
Kale for stockfeeding 1,313 Show data context
Cabbage, savoys, & kohl rabi for stockfeeding 58 Show data context
Mustard 31 Show data context
Other crops for stockfeeding 347 Show data context
Rape grown for oilseed 29 Show data context
Sugar Beet 101 Show data context
Hops 90 Show data context
Orchards grown commercially 587 Show data context
Orchards not grown commercially 152 Show data context
Small fruit not under orchard trees 169 Show data context
Vegetables (excluding potatoes) grown in the open 3,136 Show data context
Crops under glass or in sheds 135 Show data context
Bulbs, flowers grown in the open, and hardy nursery stock 2,389 Show data context
All other crops 134 Show data context
Bare Fallow 2,831 Show data context
Lucerne 536 Show data context
Clover and Rotation Grasses: For mowing 19,427 Show data context
Clover and Rotation Grasses: For grazing 16,553 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: 14th June 2021