Generalised agricultural crop classification for 1866-1970.

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Agricultural Census Generalised Crop Categories 1871
Wheat 1,429 Show data context
Barley 2,902 Show data context
Oats 97,167 Show data context
Rye 645 Show data context
Beans & Peas 393 Show data context
Potatoes 51,475 Show data context
Turnips and Swedes 17,635 Show data context
Mangolds 268 Show data context
Cabbage, Rape, etc 1 Show data context
Clover and Rotation Grasses 48,441 Show data context
Other Crops 23,773 Show data context
Date: Source:
1871 General Register Office, Agricultural Statistics of Ireland (HM Stationery Office) ,

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This system for crop classification has been designed by the GBH GIS project to enable comparison of all farm censuses from 1866 to 1970. This inevitably means including many crops in a large 'Other' category. Although Farm Census data for Scotland as well as for England and Wales have been converted to this structure, the Scottish classification for 1961 fits particularly poorly, not identifying rye or beans and peas. Hops are not identified in the Scottish classification for 1931 or 1961, but there were no hops...


at all in Scotland in 1871 or 1901.

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GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, Donegal IrlC through time | Agriculture and Land Use Statistics | Generalised agricultural crop classification for 1866-1970., A Vision of Ireland through Time.

URL: http://www.visionofireland.org/unit/10162506/cube/AGCEN_CROP_GEN

Date accessed: 19th August 2022