Acreages of different crops, as reported by the 1961 Scottish Agricultural Census

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Agricultural Census Crop Categories for 1961 1961
Wheat 91,755 Show data context
Barley 320,839 Show data context
Oats 632,446 Show data context
Mixed Grain 3,076 Show data context
Potatoes: first early varieties 20,054 Show data context
Potatoes: main crop and second early varieties 115,473 Show data context
Turnips and Swedes for stock-feeding or seed 230,829 Show data context
Mangolds 5,645 Show data context
Sugar Beet 15,489 Show data context
Kale and Cabbage for stock-feeding 18,437 Show data context
Rape 31,206 Show data context
Mashlum, beans, rye, vetches, etc. for threshing, fodder or silage 9,620 Show data context
Small Fruit 9,546 Show data context
Vegetables for human consumption 11,813 Show data context
Grass for Mowing: Under 7 years old 588,808 Show data context
Grass not for Mowing: Under 7 years old 1,304,362 Show data context
All Other Crops 4,188 Show data context
Bare Fallow 14,117 Show data context
Date: Source:
1961 Department of Agriculture and Fisheries for Scotland, Scottish Agricultural Statistics (HM Stationery Office) ,


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The Scottish Agricultural Census for 1961 used this set of crops, different from those listed for England and Wales, in its main tabulation by county. One key difference was that grassland was divided into areas under and over 7 years old, rather than into 'rotation' and 'permanent', but we treat grassland under 7 years old as equivalent to 'rotation' and therefore include it with other arable crops. The same table also listed the 'total area of orchards', but orchards area included here according to what was grow...

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Date accessed: 27th May 2019