News articles

  Pushing yield boundaries back   NFU Article, March 2018
  YEN helps highlight path to better yield   Hutchinsons News, January 2018
             YEN helps highlight path to better yields   CPM, January 2018
  YEN trial highlights importance of micronutrients for OSR   Fram Farmers, December 2017
  Listen to Roger and Christina talk about the YEN winners and the importance of rooting on Syngenta's monthly podcast   Syngenta Podcast, December 2017
  Farm Focus: Enthusiasm for yield awards is infectious   Farmers Weekly, December 2017
  Lincs grower sees hat-trick in top wheat yield competition   Farmers Weekly, November 2017
  Wiltshire grower wins first oilseed rape award with near-record yield   Farmers Weekly, November 2017
  Top of the crops revealed 2017   Farmers Gaurdian, November 2017
  Closing the yield gap with big data   Agrimetrics News, August 2017
  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 Syngenta's 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












Clarke, C., Kindred D., Sylvester-Bradley R., Ramsden M., and Berry P. (2017) A Yield Enhancement Network for oilseeds: estimating potential growth and yield. Aspects of Applied Biology 136, 315-322



Sylvester-Bradley R., Kindred D.R., Marchant B., Rudolph S. Roques S., Calatayud A., Clarke S. and Gillingham V. (2017) Agronomics: transforming crop science through digital technologies. Advances in Animal Bioscience, 8(2) 728-733



Kindred D.R., Sylvester-Bradley R., Milne A.E., Marchant B., Hatley D., Kendall S.L., Clarke S., Storer K., and Berry P.M. (2017) Spatial variation in Nitrogen requirements of cereals, and their interpretation. Advances in Animal Bioscience, 8(2) 303-307




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




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.





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.





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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