The Hidden Half

Welcome to a World of Crop Roots 

In this section the Hidden Half explores the many varieties of crop root systems which help feed the world such as wheat, barley, sugar beet and maize.

From the farmer’s field to your dinner plate, crops provide the stables of life around the world but what do you know about the hidden half of your much loved crops?  Let's explore…

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Image of a cob that has been harvested from a maize plant
Image of sugar beet growing in a field
Oil Seed Rape coming soon
Wheat coming soon


The Hidden Half

Hounsfield Facility (A03)
Sutton Bonington Campus
University of Nottingham
Loughborough, Leics, U.K.
LE12 5RD

Telephone: +44(0)115 951 6786