Acreages of different crops, as reported by Agricultural Censuses 1957-60

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Agricultural Census Crop Categories, 1957-60 1960
Wheat 19,826 Show data context
Barley 39,491 Show data context
Oats 13,310 Show data context
Mixed Corn for threshing 2,467 Show data context
Rye for threshing 193 Show data context
Beans for stockfeeding 469 Show data context
Peas for stockfeeding 32 Show data context
Potatoes, first earlies 845 Show data context
Potatoes, main crop and second earlies 4,208 Show data context
Turnips, swedes & fodder beet for stockfeeding 6,618 Show data context
Sugar Beet 1,068 Show data context
Mangolds 3,938 Show data context
Rape 884 Show data context
Kale for stockfeeding 16,286 Show data context
Cabbage, savoys, & kohl rabi for stockfeeding 819 Show data context
Vetches or Tares 798 Show data context
Mustard 64 Show data context
Hops 0 Show data context
Orchards with crops, fallow or grass below the trees 14,268 Show data context
Orchards with small fruit below the trees 75 Show data context
Small fruit not under orchard trees 692 Show data context
Vegetables (excluding potatoes) grown in the open 3,133 Show data context
Fruit and vegetables not grown primarily for sale 204 Show data context
Crops under glass 87 Show data context
Bulbs and flowers grown in the open, and nursery stock 430 Show data context
All other crops 1,137 Show data context
Bare Fallow 2,965 Show data context
Lucerne 1,377 Show data context
Clover and Rotation Grasses: For mowing 70,960 Show data context
Clover and Rotation Grasses: For grazing 61,053 Show data context
Date: Source:
1960 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 1957 and 1960.

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Date accessed: 23rd September 2019