The Grain Chain

Rainfall and wheat crops

While most of us are enjoying the glorious temperate weather, farmers are hoping for rain; and lots of it.  Trade magazine The Grocer warned: “Supplies of British fruit and vegetables, as well as grains, such as wheat, could come under serious pressure if the dry spell continues.”

Learn more about the growing cycle of wheat including an investigation of  average monthly rainfall and sunshine throughout the year via’s Farming Our Food activity sheet.  It was designed for 7-11 year olds though with a word version available it can be easily adapted to suit younger or older children also.

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