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

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Agricultural Census Crop Categories, 1940-42 1940
Wheat 83,979 Show data context
Barley 85,002 Show data context
Oats 52,770 Show data context
Mixed Corn 3,255 Show data context
Rye 308 Show data context
Beans for stockfeeding 5,957 Show data context
Peas for stockfeeding 3,286 Show data context
Potatoes, first earlies 2,188 Show data context
Potatoes, main crop and second earlies 16,107 Show data context
Turnips and Swedes for stockfeeding 3,647 Show data context
Mangolds 6,872 Show data context
Sugar Beet 13,997 Show data context
Rape (or Cole) 1,179 Show data context
Cabbage, Kale, Savoys, and Kohl Rabi, for fodder 5,176 Show data context
Vetches or Tares 2,534 Show data context
Lucerne 5,694 Show data context
Mustard for Seed 1,153 Show data context
Mustard for Fodder or Ploughing in 1,852 Show data context
Flax for Fibre or Linseed 3,549 Show data context
Hops 0 Show data context
Orchards with crops, fallow or grass below the trees 8,252 Show data context
Orchards with small fruit below the trees 651 Show data context
Small fruit not under orchard trees 1,824 Show data context
Vegetables (excluding potatoes) grown in the open 20,587 Show data context
Flowers grown in the open 618 Show data context
Crops under glass 411 Show data context
All Other Crops 3,722 Show data context
Bare Fallow 23,853 Show data context
Clover and Rotation Grasses for Hay 47,757 Show data context
Clover and Rotation Grasses for grazing 8,689 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, Essex 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