Cereals at the Mill - 2024
In 2024 we will be growing two displays in the protective
cage. The principle display will be "Crop Rotation" with
an example of a typical four-course rotation with some details of the
origins of crop rotations.
The second display will be a display of "Varieties of
Bread Wheat" to demonstrate the variations that occur within six
different varieties of wheat.
Additional information and photographs of these and other displays
grown in previous years is available below.
Information on some of the rarer species of wheat that were
more commonly around the world.
A modern update on the traditional Norfolk four-course crop rotation
wheat, turnips and barley.
Some information on the common cereals of wheat, barley and oats,
the more uncommon rye and spelt.
A guide to the evolution of modern wheat from the early wild wheat
and goat grasses.
A selection of six varieties to show variations in plant height and
and type of the seed spike or ear.
A description of how height reducing genes have been used to produce
shorter modern wheat.