UK and European wheat and barley crops could be under threat from stem rust, warn scientists.
Combines have been slow to start rolling on many farms across Scotland but momentum is now building for harvest 2016.
Scottish growers have once more opted to grow more wheat and less barley this year, according to figures from AHDB Cereals and Oilseeds.
A block of Concerto spring barley has been crowned champion in this year's Royal Northern Agricultural Society (RNAS) growing cereals competition.
Scottish growers have opted to grow more wheat and less barley this year, according to figures from AHDB Cereals and Oilseeds.
UK wheat and pigmeat production is at threat of decline due to single-minded government policies and legislation, claims a leading industry chief.
The grain market is likely to remain in the duldrums until at least spring 2015, according to HGCA lead analyst Jack Watts.