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

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Agricultural Census Crop Categories, 1940-42 1940
Wheat 31,465 Show data context
Barley 34,197 Show data context
Oats 284,581 Show data context
Mixed Corn 36,880 Show data context
Rye 480 Show data context
Beans for stockfeeding 1,362 Show data context
Peas for stockfeeding 148 Show data context
Potatoes, first earlies 2,993 Show data context
Potatoes, main crop and second earlies 19,125 Show data context
Turnips and Swedes for stockfeeding 26,922 Show data context
Mangolds 9,583 Show data context
Sugar Beet 1,118 Show data context
Rape (or Cole) 20,564 Show data context
Cabbage, Kale, Savoys, and Kohl Rabi, for fodder 4,408 Show data context
Vetches or Tares 429 Show data context
Lucerne 99 Show data context
Mustard for Seed 2 Show data context
Mustard for Fodder or Ploughing in 99 Show data context
Flax for Fibre or Linseed 67 Show data context
Hops 0 Show data context
Orchards with crops, fallow or grass below the trees 4,447 Show data context
Orchards with small fruit below the trees 209 Show data context
Small fruit not under orchard trees 265 Show data context
Vegetables (excluding potatoes) grown in the open 4,585 Show data context
Flowers grown in the open 504 Show data context
Crops under glass 65 Show data context
All Other Crops 843 Show data context
Bare Fallow 2,827 Show data context
Clover and Rotation Grasses for Hay 144,835 Show data context
Clover and Rotation Grasses for grazing 86,443 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, Wales Dep 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: 18th June 2019