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

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Agricultural Census Crop Categories, 1961-3 1961
Wheat 25,652 Show data context
Barley 23,567 Show data context
Oats 36,725 Show data context
Mixed Corn for threshing 1,151 Show data context
Rye for threshing 218 Show data context
Potatoes, first earlies 2,746 Show data context
Potatoes, main crop and second earlies 16,344 Show data context
Beans and peas for stockfeeding 179 Show data context
Turnips, swedes & fodder beet for stockfeeding 1,366 Show data context
Mangolds 672 Show data context
Rape 383 Show data context
Kale for stockfeeding 1,956 Show data context
Cabbage, savoys, & kohl rabi for stockfeeding 300 Show data context
Mustard 6 Show data context
Other crops for stockfeeding 390 Show data context
Sugar Beet 864 Show data context
Hops 0 Show data context
Orchards with crops, fallow or grass below the trees 628 Show data context
Orchards with small fruit below the trees 54 Show data context
Small fruit not under orchard trees 74 Show data context
Vegetables (excluding potatoes) grown in the open 15,872 Show data context
Fruit and vegetables not grown primarily for sale 134 Show data context
Crops under glass or in sheds 302 Show data context
Bulbs and flowers grown in the open and nursery stock 615 Show data context
All other crops 152 Show data context
Bare Fallow 1,817 Show data context
Lucerne 81 Show data context
Clover and Rotation Grasses: For mowing 52,123 Show data context
Clover and Rotation Grasses: For grazing 21,584 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: 16th October 2019