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How research has increased wheat yields

Agricultural research has a long history. How can you show what a difference it has made to yields of a crop such as wheat?

Two young people, Evie and Sam Jones, decided to help their farm manager father, David Jones, to show how yields of wheat have increased thanks to over a century of agricultural research. Their props include a loaf of sliced bread and ten eggs.

With key facts at hand they show how modern yields of tonnes per hectare or slices of bread per square metre have increased from 1890 to today.

Watch their film. They may have found it difficult to pronounce ‘agricultural’ but they are certainly good advocates for the magic of farming.

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