Competition Entry is open to all YEN members. Crops can be of any cereal species grown anywhere in the British Isles, or indeed further afield. As an entrant, how you manage your crops is up to you… the aim should be to think differently, use new techniques, novel inputs, free the crop from constraints ...
Competition 2015 is open to any cereal crop – wheat, barley, oats, or triticale. There will be separate categories for fields and research plots. There is no limit on the number of entries per site, or the number of sites. On registration, entrants will receive an estimate of potential grain yield, based on average weather and soil information from their site. After harvest their actual verified yield will be compared with the seasonal yield potential, based on 2015 weather data. The proforma for competition entry and site description can be downloaded here.
All crops entered will be analysed by ADAS and entrants will receive a report on the potential yield of their site, total dry matter production by their crop, its allocation of dry matter and nitrogen to grain as well as aspects such as ear numbers, grain numbers, grain weight and grain quality.
Awards will be made for both maximum grain yield and maximum percent of seasonal potential yield, in both the whole field and the research plot categories.
Results Conference: All competitors are invited to an autumn conference where the results will be announced. Results will be presented to inspire and prioritise ideas for further innovation and research. The 2015 Results Conference will take place on Wednesday 11th November.