Following a successful exercise last year where around 150 Cereal YEN crops and 20 Oilseed YEN crops were sampled by growers at up to four growth stages during the season. The results combine with soil analysis and grain nutrient analysis by NRM, along with yield & agronomy information to provide a unique dataset for assessing the nutrient status of crops. The data has provided insights into the dynamics of 12 different nutrients through the season, and how these relate to nutrient composition and yield at harvest.
ADAS plans to launch a YEN Nutrition service, enabling growers to compare their grain analyses with others. Ultimately this could extend to leaf analyses and soil analysis too.
Leaf tissue analyses are available to YEN entrants across all the YENs including Cereal, Oilseed, Pea and Bean. For cereals, samples are encouraged at GS30, GS31, GS39 and GS59 and is available both for winter wheat and spring barley as well as other winter & spring cereals.
If you would like to get your YEN crop analysed please email firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll arrange for Lancrop to send a sample pack out to you.