Join the Oilseed YEN

To register for the Oilseed YEN, please complete the registration form.

Data entry for Oilseed YEN is through a series of online forms

Oilseed YEN Competition Guide

Oilseed YEN Rules 2020

Competition Registration

STEP 1: Complete Registration Form

  • If you are being sponsored, please ask your sponsor to complete this form. If you are supporting your own entry, please complete this form yourself.
  • Here you can provide information about the entry and organise payment.
  • You will be assigned an entry ID number which can be used to complete the required forms.

STEP 2: Complete Establishment Information

Decide on the field that you want to enter into Oilseed YEN

  • Complete the Establishment Information for the field
  • This includes a section asking you to record plant population and adult CSBF damage, as well as uploading photographs of the crop at the 4 true leaf stage.

STEP 3: Complete Additional Information

Later in the season, a series of forms will become available for you to complete. You will be notified about when to complete these forms.

  1. Competition Site Details
  2. Crop Observations
  3. Crop Agronomy
  4. Rainfall and Irrigation
  5. Additional Questions

All data will be managed in line with the YEN Data Privacy Policy.

Frequently Asked Questions

How much is it to enter the Oilseed YEN?

For individual farmers, it costs £250 per field entered into Cereal and Oilseed YEN competitions. This includes one place at the YEN Awards Conference; additional tickets for supported entries are £50pp. If your entry is supported by someone other than an official YEN sponsor, it costs £350 per field entry. This includes two places at the YEN Awards Conference.

Entries from outside the UK cost £400. All prices are exclusive of VAT.

Who pays for YEN?

There are three options for payment:

  1. Sponsored entry – Official YEN Sponsors support your entry. You must agree sponsorship prior to registering your entry
  2. Supported entry – Other industry parties may wish to pay for entry into the competition. You must agree support prior to registering your entry.
  3. Independent entry – Paid for by the entrant, usually farmer. The entry fee will need to be paid in full prior to registration being confirmed

Do I have to enter a whole field?

You can enter whole fields, or part of fields. You can also enter multiple entries e.g. for different fields or for different parts of the same field. For instance you may like to undertake an experiment by varying your approach. To be eligible for awards, entries must be at least 2ha.

Can I enter more than one field?

You can enter as many fields as you like into any or all of the Yield Enhancement Networks.

Can I enter trials into YEN?

Trials can be entered into YEN, and these are separated into their own category for awards. Please contact us before submitting trials entries as we may require additional information.

Is all the information requested mandatory?

Some of the data requested is mandatory in order to have a valid entry. In these cases you will not be able to register the entry without providing the information. Provision of additional non-mandatory data will enable us to provide a more detailed analysis in your final report.