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

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Agricultural Census Crop Categories, 1940-42 1940
Wheat 28,531 Show data context
Barley 16,839 Show data context
Oats 31,396 Show data context
Mixed Corn 3,866 Show data context
Rye 62 Show data context
Beans for stockfeeding 1,355 Show data context
Peas for stockfeeding 46 Show data context
Potatoes, first earlies 542 Show data context
Potatoes, main crop and second earlies 3,195 Show data context
Turnips and Swedes for stockfeeding 9,914 Show data context
Mangolds 6,806 Show data context
Sugar Beet 921 Show data context
Rape (or Cole) 1,435 Show data context
Cabbage, Kale, Savoys, and Kohl Rabi, for fodder 3,240 Show data context
Vetches or Tares 464 Show data context
Lucerne 202 Show data context
Mustard for Seed 0 Show data context
Mustard for Fodder or Ploughing in 327 Show data context
Flax for Fibre or Linseed 278 Show data context
Hops 0 Show data context
Orchards with crops, fallow or grass below the trees 18,519 Show data context
Orchards with small fruit below the trees 144 Show data context
Small fruit not under orchard trees 274 Show data context
Vegetables (excluding potatoes) grown in the open 2,586 Show data context
Flowers grown in the open 187 Show data context
Crops under glass 39 Show data context
All Other Crops 623 Show data context
Bare Fallow 2,851 Show data context
Clover and Rotation Grasses for Hay 15,590 Show data context
Clover and Rotation Grasses for grazing 9,784 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, Somerset 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: 24th September 2019