Scandinavian spring barley variety Salome is now being grown on Monitor Farms across Scotland to see if it is a viable option for commercial use in the malting sector.
The next meeting of the Morayshire Monitor Farm on 9 July will focus on the spring and winter barley varieties the farm has been trialling.
Fodder beet in Scotland webinar presentation by Kirsten Williams, SAC Consulting Beef and Sheep Consultant and Dr Alex Sinclair, SAC Conculting Senior Consultant.
Grassland management and weed control will be the focus of the next Lochaber Monitor Farm meeting on Thursday 13 June.
The next Shetland monitor farm meeting on Saturday 8 June will focus on effectively managing change and experimenting with new ideas for farm businesses.
Managing grassland for optimum growth of cattle and sheep will be the focus at the next North Ayrshire Monitor Farm meeting on Wednesday 5 June.
How livestock farmers can best profit from a pasture-based system and the benefits technology can bring to rural businesses will be examined at the next Sutherland monitor farm meeting on Tuesday 4 June.
The Marchant family, who run Clonhie Farm, the Nithsdale Monitor farm, near Thornhill, are looking forward to welcoming visitors to their farm for LEAF Open Farm Sunday on 9 June.