Cereals at the Mill - 2018

One display will include an updated display of "The Role of Genes in Modern Bread Wheat". As well as showing the effect of the height reducing genes in one old variety of wheat, examples of some more recently developed wheat varieties that incorporate these genes will be on display. The second display will be devoted to legumes. A selection of pea and bean varieties will be grown as a "break" crop on one half of the display cage. This is to reduce the possibility of cereal diseases increasing because of cereals being grown in the same place year after year.
Information on the displays that have been grown in previous years is available by selecting the appropriate link on this page.

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.

Crop Rotation

A display of 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.

The Evolution of Wheat

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

Wheats of the World

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

The Role of Genes in Modern Bread Wheat

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