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.

Wheats of the World

Information on some of the rarer species of wheat that were originally grown
more commonly around the world.

Crop Rotation

A modern update on the traditional Norfolk four-course crop rotation of clover,
wheat, turnips and barley.

Common Cereals

Some information on the common cereals of wheat, barley and oats, and on
the more uncommon rye and spelt.

Evolution of Wheat

A guide to the evolution of modern wheat from the early wild wheat and goat grasses.

Varieties of Bread Wheat

A selection of six varieties to show variations in plant height and the colour
and type of the seed spike or ear.

Role of Genes in Modern Bread Wheat

A description of how height reducing genes have been used to produce the
shorter modern wheat.