I think the grasshoppers really like my barley trials. I have about a dozen different heritage barley varieties that I'm trialing and a couple of the varieties are either knocked over or the heads are completely missing. As I walk by them, a zillion grasshoppers take to the sky which is what gave me a clue. Grrrr.
The remains of a head of barley.
One variety was close enough to harvest, so I did so with scissors. The other variety getting annihilated is still really green so there is not much I can do.
Harvested heritage barley.