Cereal YEN

The Cereal YEN was established in 2012, and is the longest-running Yield Enhancement Network.

By joining the Cereal YEN, you will be able to benchmark your crops performance against other members, attend workshops with experienced farmers, agronomists and scientists, and be eligible for the YEN Awards at the annual conference, held in November.

All members will be provided with a comprehensive report, detailing how their crop performed and where improvements could be made.

Spring Cereal category added to Cereal YEN in response to challenging 2020 season

Annual Cereal YEN membership

Membership is open, and available to anyone; farmers, agronomists, and researchers.

Membership includes:

  • One entrance into the annual Cereal YEN competition* 
  • One free NRM Soil Health Check**
  • A comprehensive report on your crop’s performance
  • One ticket to the Annual Cereal YEN Conference
  • Group 1 wheat entries are also eligible for Milling Wheat Awards, presented at the AHDB Milling Wheat Conference.

*Members can enter multiple fields; additional charges apply.

**NRM Soil Health Checks must be carried out on the field entered into the competition. Soil analysis for additional field entered will be subject to additional charges. Soil samples returned after April may be charged for.

All winter and spring cereals, including wheat, barley, rye, triticale and oats, are eligible for entry into the Cereal YEN competition.

Membership Fees

UK based individual Cereal YEN Membership is £250 + VAT.

Where entries are supported by a UK based third party, that is not an official YEN Sponsor, Membership is £350 + VAT.

For all non-UK entries, Membership is £400.

Sponsorship

Corporate Sponsors support the network to maintain its core activities.  Their vital role is recognised in all YEN publicity, media items, conference presentations, and on this website.

Sponsors have a key role in steering the evolution of the network and its activities.  They have access to network information, intelligence and discussions to support their own yield enhancement initiatives.

Sponsors can also make multiple competition entries, and have multiple attendance at the annual YEN conference. A few sponsors will also contribute some or all of individual farmers membership fees. For more information, please contact the Cereal YEN Project Manager.

Key Dates
Deadline for free NRM Soil Health analysis
Competition entry deadline
Cereal and Oilseed Annual Conference

News

YEN adds ‘Spring Cereal’ category for 2020 in response to a challenging season

AUTHOR: Sarah Kendall -
TAGS: Cereal YEN

The wet weather experienced by many growers across the UK has led to reduced drilled areas of winter cereals, difficult conditions for established crops and many questions being raised… More more

Alex Wilcox wins gold for spring barley in 2019 YEN awards

AUTHOR: Leslie Berger -
TAGS: Cereal YEN

Best Field Yield 2019: Gold Award

Sponsor: HutchinsonsMore more

David Passmore scoops YEN bronze for cereals and best yield in SE region

AUTHOR: Leslie Berger -
TAGS: Cereal YEN

Best Field Yield: Bronze Award and best yield in the southeast region 

Sponsor: Independent… More more

Mark Stubbs goes for gold in YEN Cereal Award 2019

AUTHOR: Leslie Berger -
TAGS: Cereal YEN

Best Field Yield: Gold

Sponsor: Hutchinsons

Location… More more