We use cookies to track visitor statistics and personalise adverts. This info is shared with Google. Only use the site if you agree to this. OK, I agree

Alford Image Library

Rolling Cereals at Whitehouse
The Alford Image Library
Rolling Cereals at Whitehouse

Lord Arthur's Hill forms the backdrop for this scene. Contrast this photograph with an earlier one showing rolling using a horse drawn roller. Rolling cereal or grass seed is crucial to successful germination. As the seed is compressed plant hormones called gibberellins are released which trigger the process of germination in the seed. Rolling also consolidates the soil around the seed and rolled soil tends to have fewer weeds sprouting as competitors to the crop.
Picture added on 21 April 2009
Please add your comments about this picture using the form below.


Your Name

Your email address - this will be shown on the page and will allow the system to notify you of further comments added to this picture.


Aberdeen Angus BullPacking the Eggs for MarketThe Rabbit CatcherPloughing with horseSowing neepsSawmillInspecting a new harvesterYoung loon and WorkhorsesLoon and Pair of WorkhorsesYoung Loon and Horses