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The YEN Yield Testing Project is funded by the EIP-Agri (through DEFRA) until 2020.

The project supports YEN entrants in testing their ideas for yield enhancement

Ideas Labs

Guide to Farmers' crop trials

YEN Ideas Treasury

Project funding

 

 

 

Ideas being testing in 2018 are:

  1. ​Potash responses on heavy clays

  2. Value of amino acids

  3. Prolonging canopy life during grain filling​

 

 

Register you interest in taking part

Since the YEN began in 2012, entrants have had many ideas for enhancing yields.  

You can now test these through the new ‘YEN Yield Testing project’ (funded by EIP-Agri).  

At 2018 Ideas Lab we established a number of Farmer Idea Groups (FIGs), based on the best ideas raised within YEN. 

You can now join these groups of like-minded farmers (with an ADAS supporter), to plan suitable tramline tests in 2018-19.   

If you are intersted in joining one or more of the FIGs described below, please contact the relevant ADAS facilitator. 

For all general enquiries, please contact yen@adas.co.uk

 

FIG

 

Decription

 

Facilitator

Amino Acids  

Amino acids applied in autumn/spring to improve crop to increase sink strength.

 

Kate Storer

Kate.Storer@adas.co.uk

01944 738646

   

 

 

   
Spring Potash

 

Meet in-season spring peak demand for K.

 

Christina Clarke

Christina.Clarke@adas.co.uk

01954 268258

   

 

 

   
Canopy Longevity  

Encourage canopy longevity through little & often nutrition & protection.

 

Tim Boor

Tim.Boor@adas.co.uk

01954 268235

   

 

 

   
Spring Molasses  

To improve sink strength and/or soil health in early/late spring.

 

Helen Holmes

Helen.Holmes@adas.co.uk

01954 268318

   

 

 

   
Deep Rooting  

Enhance deep rooting, through encouraging deep burrowing earthworms.

 

Daniel Kindred

Daniel.Kindred@adas.co.uk

01954 268259

   

 

 

   
Cross drilling oilseed rape  

Optimised plant spacing to maximise light capture.

 

Sarah Kendall

Sarah.Kendall@adas.co.uk

01623 844331

   

 

 

   
Crop Momentum  

Developing crop momentum by targeted variety, seed rate and repeated nutrition applications.

 

Helen Holmes

Helen.Holmes@adas.co.uk

01954 268318

         

 

 

 

 

 

Guide to Farmers' Crop Trials

ADAS has published a guide to help farmers conduct successful on-farm trials.  The full guide can be downloaded using the link below.

ADAS believes that by working together with other farmers, suppliers, agronomists and scientists, farmers can use their own trials to bring fast learning, new findings and best practice for themselves and the industry at large. 

We are now seeking to promote and support this approach internationally; we call it ‘Agronōmics’.

GPS and other modern technologies, along with thorough trial protocols, can make farm trialling straight forward and routine.  Decisions and innovations can then become thoroughly validated and tailored to real farming conditions.

This guide outlines processes leading to successful farm-trialling and how to avoid the pitfalls.

The guide covers trials conducted with ADAS Agronōmics support, trials using yield mapping technology without ADAS support, and trials where the yields are assessed by weighbridge.

Download the Guid to farmers' crop trials

 

 

 

 

YEN Ideas Treasury

Since the YEN began in 2012, entrants have had many ideas for enhancing yields. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ideas Labs.

YEN ideas Labs bring together farmers, advisors, and researchers to discuss yield enhancement. 

For updates on the 2018 Ideas Lab, please visit the event page

To maximise confidence in results of yield testing, we suggest you plan to:

  • Test your idea on several farms

  • Align treatments across in field soil variation

  • Create a tidy yield map, by careful harvest

  • Get spatial analysis of the yield map (by ADAS Agronomics).

For further enqueries, please contact yen@adas.co.uk

 

Project Funding

 

This project is funded by the EIP-Agri, which works to foster competitive and sustainable farming and forestry that 'achieves more and better from less' across Europe.

EIP-Agri Project Page

 

 

All participants within the projects are members of the Yield Enhancement Network. 

All fields entered into the YEN Yield Testing programme are also entered into the YEN competition. 

    

Since the YEN began in 2012, entrants have had many ideas for enhancing yields.  You can now test these through the new ‘YEN Yield Testing project’ (funded by EIP-Agri).  At 2018 Ideas Lab we established a number of Farmer Idea Groups (FIGs), based on the best ideas raised within YEN. You can now join these groups of like-minded farmers (with an ADAS supporter), to plan suitable tramline tests in 2018-19.  We can afford 30+ tests. 

For more information about FIGs, click here

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