The Scottish 2014 cereal harvest remains on track to be the largest in 20 years, despite a downward revision to the government's estimates for final tonnage.
Europe is on track for a bumper cereals harvest - up 6.1% on last year - according to estimates from Copa-Cogeca.
Scottish growers could face lower regional premiums for wheat this harvest, according to cereals levy body HGCA.
In an exclusive interview for the Press and Journal at last week's Cereals Event in Cambridgeshire,head of the HGCA's recommended lists Simon Oxley gave an insight into alternative varieties for north-east Scotland's wheat and barley growers.
Eleven pieces of farm kit were recognised in the inaugural International Machinery Manufacturer's Awards (IMMA) announced at the Cereals Event held earlier this week in Cambridgeshire.