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

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Agricultural Census Crop Categories, 1961-3 1961
Wheat 110,464 Show data context
Barley 184,500 Show data context
Oats 21,836 Show data context
Mixed Corn for threshing 881 Show data context
Rye for threshing 143 Show data context
Potatoes, first earlies 3,374 Show data context
Potatoes, main crop and second earlies 20,978 Show data context
Beans and peas for stockfeeding 11,432 Show data context
Turnips, swedes & fodder beet for stockfeeding 342 Show data context
Mangolds 1,386 Show data context
Rape 306 Show data context
Kale for stockfeeding 5,254 Show data context
Cabbage, savoys, & kohl rabi for stockfeeding 347 Show data context
Mustard 1,804 Show data context
Other crops for stockfeeding 1,661 Show data context
Sugar Beet 20,688 Show data context
Hops 7 Show data context
Orchards with crops, fallow or grass below the trees 12,502 Show data context
Orchards with small fruit below the trees 192 Show data context
Small fruit not under orchard trees 2,026 Show data context
Vegetables (excluding potatoes) grown in the open 19,261 Show data context
Fruit and vegetables not grown primarily for sale 332 Show data context
Crops under glass or in sheds 542 Show data context
Bulbs and flowers grown in the open and nursery stock 1,304 Show data context
All other crops 1,880 Show data context
Bare Fallow 27,992 Show data context
Lucerne 6,518 Show data context
Clover and Rotation Grasses: For mowing 53,651 Show data context
Clover and Rotation Grasses: For grazing 33,474 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