Oilseed YEN

In most regions of the UK, oilseed rape crops are capable of yielding around 9 tonnes of seed per hectare.

However, leading farms and research trials for oilseed rape often achieve in excess of 5 tonnes per hectare. The average commercial farm produces even less - around 3 tonnes per hectare, with little increase in over 10 years.

Annual Oilseed YEN membership

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

Membership includes:

  • Benchmark your crops' performance against other members
  • Attend workshops with experienced farmers, agronomists and scientists 
  • Be eligible for the YEN Awards at the annual conference, held in November

As part of your membership, you will receive a comprehensive report on your crop’s performance and constraints to yield to help you improve.

Membership fees

UK based individual Oilseed 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 Oilseed YEN Project Manager.

Key Dates
Cereal and Oilseed YEN Awards
Deadline for free NRM Soil Health analysis
Competition entry deadline

News

Farmers test the benefits of optimised plant spacing in Oilseed Rape

AUTHOR: Sarah Kendall -
TAGS: Oilseed YEN, YEN Yield Testing

The EIP-AGRI funded YEN Yield Testing project has brought together ADAS researchers, farmers and academics to test the effect of optimising… More more

How two top oilseed rape growers achieve high yields

AUTHOR: Farmers Weekly -
TAGS: Oilseed YEN

Two leading Scottish Borders Oilseed YEN growers’ focus on crop establishment and nutrition has led them to push their average farm yields towards the 5t/ha barrier.  David Fuller manages 650ha of… More more

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