News articles

  Closing the yield gap with big data   Agrimetrics News, August 2018
  A helping hand with yields   NFU, June 2017
  ADAS sees a new role for precision farmers in agricultural science   Future Cropping, June 2017
  Dereham Monitor Farm reveals the full range of farming ideas, from buried underpants to bio-stimulants   Eastern Daily Press, June 2017
  Listen to Roger Sylvester-Bradley talk about YEN on Syngentas monthly podcast   Syngenta podcast, June 2017
  Plant tissue tests lead to bumper wheat yields in Scotland   Farmers Weekly, May 2017
  North East farmer looks to repeat YEN success   FG Insight, May 2017
  AgriChatUK ran a YEN discussion on Twitter - whole discussion here (Twitter account required)   Twitter, April 2017
  YEN Ideas lab - great minds discuss ideas   CPM online magazine, April 2017
  Crop Yields beyond 2012   ADAS News, March 2017
  ADAS Crop development report for AHB Cereals and Oilseeds   ADAS News, February 2017
  Canola contest leader's recipe for success   The Western Producter, January 2017
  Northern wheat growers come out on top in cereal yield competition   Farmers Weekly, November 2016
  Yield Enhancement Network - Out of the box thinking   CPM online magazine, October 2016
  Oilseed rape competition added to the Yield Enhancement Network (YEN) for 2017   ADAS News, October 2016
  In 2015 Hutchinsons held a YEN workshop. Learn more about the experience of their farmers here.     YouTube video, April 2015
  New ideas bring record yields in 2014   ADAS News, November 2014













Sylvester-Bradley, R., & Kindred D. (2014) The Yield Enhancement Network: Philosophy, and results from the first season. Aspects of Applied Biology 125, 53 - 62



Sylvester-Bradley, R., Riffkin, P. & O’Leary, G. (2012). Designing resource-efficient ideotypes for new cropping conditions: wheat (Triticum aestivum L.) in the High Rainfall Zone of southern Australia.  Field Crops Research 125, 69‑82.



Sylvester-Bradley, R. & Wiseman, J. Eds. (2005). Yields of farmed species: constraints and opportunities in the 21st century.  Nottingham University Press.  651 pp.




Kindred, D.R., Milne, A.E., Webster, R., Marchant, B.P. & Sylvester-Bradley, R. (2015). Exploring the spatial variation in the fertilizer-nitrogen requirement of wheat within fields. Journal of Agricultural Science 153, 25-41.





White C.A., Sylvester-Bradley R. and Berry P.M. (2016) Root length densities of UK wheat and oilseed rape crops with implications for water capture and yield. Journal of Experimental Botany 118, 173-184





Beed F.D., Paveley N.D., and Sylvester-Bradley R. (2007) Predictability of wheat growth and yield in light-limited conditions. The Journal of Agricultural Science. 145, 63-79

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