Acreages of different crops, as reported by the Agricultural Census for 1950-51

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Agricultural Census Crop Categories, 1950-51 1950
Wheat 48,603 Show data context
Barley 32,887 Show data context
Oats 259,702 Show data context
Mixed Corn 104,030 Show data context
Rye for threshing 518 Show data context
Rye for green fodder 883 Show data context
Beans for stockfeeding 2,906 Show data context
Peas for stockfeeding 355 Show data context
Potatoes, first earlies 14,304 Show data context
Potatoes, main crop and second earlies 37,747 Show data context
Turnips and Swedes for stockfeeding 24,950 Show data context
Mangolds 15,951 Show data context
Sugar Beet 2,781 Show data context
Rape 56,865 Show data context
Cabbage, kale, savoys, and kohl rabi for fodder 18,512 Show data context
Vetches or Tares 1,222 Show data context
Mustard for seed, for fodder or ploughing in 503 Show data context
Linseed 314 Show data context
Flax for Fibre 4 Show data context
Hops 1 Show data context
Orchards with crops, fallow or grass below the trees 4,122 Show data context
Orchards with small fruit below the trees 156 Show data context
Small fruit not under orchard trees 418 Show data context
Vegetables (excluding potatoes) grown in the open 6,917 Show data context
Fruit and vegetables not grown primarily for sale 363 Show data context
Crops under glass 92 Show data context
Flowers grown in the open 655 Show data context
All Other Crops 1,729 Show data context
Bare Fallow 7,253 Show data context
Lucerne 991 Show data context
Clover and Rotation Grasses: For mowing 245,392 Show data context
Clover and Rotation Grasses: For grazing 185,578 Show data context
Date: Source:
1950 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 1950-51.

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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 the Agricultural Census for 1950-51, A Vision of Britain through Time.

URL: http://www.visionofbritain.org.uk/unit/10001055/cube/AGCEN_CROP_1950

Date accessed: 25th June 2019