Skip to navigation Skip to content

Plant Teams Field Lab: Heritage grains and crop innovation for crofters

Important information for event attendees and external visitors

coronavirus (COVID-19)In light of the ongoing government restrictions and advice to mitigate risk of COVID-19 transmission, our events have been rescheduled or moved to online delivery.

Our sites remain on a restricted access condition, and only staff who are doing essential site-specific work or tasks are on site. All other colleagues continue to work from home for the time being.

We have excellent and free to use video conference and conference call systems and are happy to make these facilities available to help you engage with us. Meetings are taking place via video conference with participants joining individually from their own locations; check with the relevant member of staff for advice.

As the situation continues to evolve, please check the UK Government and NHS websites for the latest advice and updates. If you have any questions or concerns, please email

Public event
17 June 2019, 10.30am–4.30pm, Isle of Lismore
at Baleveolan Croft, Isle of Lismore PA34 5UG
for crofters, farmers and land managers
The next Plant Teams Field Lab will be held on the Isle of Lismore

Join Soil Association Scotland, SRUC and us on the Isle of Lismore for a special crofting meeting of our Plant Teams field lab, looking at growing multiple crops together for better outcomes, also called intercropping.

  • Find out about new research into heritage grains like Bere (an ancient type of Scottish barley) and which species mixtures are particularly suited to the West of Scotland.
  • Visit Baleveolan Croft on the Isle of Lismore where Mike Hyatt and Clare Haworth are in their first year of trialling peas and oats and a Uist seed mix.
  • Learn about seed sovereignty and food commons.
  • Get practical advice on growing and harvesting an intercrop and find out more about trials across Scotland.
  • Hear from speakers Peter Martin (Agronomy Institute, Orkney College), Maria Scholten (Seed Sovereignty), Ali Karley (James Hutton Institute’s EU-DIVERSify project) and Robin Walker (SRUC’s EU-ReMIX project)

Free lunch and hot refreshments provided.

For more information visit the event's page on Eventbrite.

Printed from /events/plant-teams-field-lab-heritage-grains-and-crop-innovation-crofters on 19/09/20 08:45:50 PM

The James Hutton Research Institute is the result of the merger in April 2011 of MLURI and SCRI. This merger formed a new powerhouse for research into food, land use, and climate change.