NIAB Farmland, Cambridge

The area bounded by the A14, Huntingdon Road and Histon Road used to be mostly farmland owned by NIAB until it was sold for development as a housing estate to be called Darwin Green. (See also the Cambridge City Council webpage on Darwin Green, and the Histon and Impington Parish Council webpage.) These pictures record its last months as an active research farm, and were all taken from a property on Tavistock Road.

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Mini combine harvester, back, August 2012

Mini combine harvester, front, August 2012

Mini combine harvester, August 2012

Crop sprayer spraying, July 2011

Crop sprayer passing gardens, July 2011

Hay bailing, August 2011

Hay bailing, August 2011

Double-wheeled tractor, August 2011

Double-wheeled tractor, August 2011

Double-wheeled tractor, August 2011

Stacking Hay, August 2011

Hay stacked, August 2011

Three pheasants, September 2011

Loading Hay, September 2011

Two pheasants, October 2011

Spraying, July 2012

Combine harvester, August 2012

Combine harvester, August 2012

Combine harvester, August 2012

Combine harvester unloading, August 2012

Small deer, August 2012

All photographs copyright MJ Rutter.

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