Oilseed YEN

The Oilseed YEN network is striving to help the whole industry to successfully grow Oilseed rape (OSR) and Linseed from start to finish – providing a better outlook for both crops into the future. 

In most regions of the UK, we estimate that with the right husbandry and variety, OSR crops have a potential yield of around 9 t/ha. Leading farms and research trials for OSR often achieve in excess of 5 t/ha and over 4 t/ha for winter linseed. However, the average commercial farm produces even less - around 3 t/ha for OSR and 2 t/ha for spring linseed. There has been little increase in over 10 years. This network is striving to address how to maximise yields in all situations.

Annual Oilseed YEN membership

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

Membership includes:

  • Benchmarking of your crops' performance against other members on +40 factors, including fertiliser application and seed rate.
  • Free NRM soil analysis and Lancrop leaf tissue anaylsis
  • Workshops with experienced farmers, agronomists and scientists 
  • Eligibility 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. See an example report for oilseed

Membership fees

UK based individual Oilseed YEN Membership is £360 (incl VAT).

Where entries are supported by a UK based third party, that is not an official YEN Sponsor, Membership is £480 (incl 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
Deadline for free NRM Soil analysis
Registration deadline

News

Oilseed rape yield potential for 2021

Oilseed rape yield potential for 2021

AUTHOR: Pete Berry -
TAGS: Oilseed YEN

Oilseed Rape establishment in 2020 was generally much more successful than in 2018 or 2019. Adult Cabbage stem flea beetle (CSFB) damage was reduced on the whole, probably due to… more

Another first for the YEN!

Another first for the YEN!

AUTHOR: Roger Sylvester-Bradley -
TAGS: YEN Nutrition, Cereal YEN, Dynamic Benchmarking, Oilseed YEN, Bean YEN, Pea YEN, Events

We had an excellent response to our YEN Nutrition webinar yesterday – with 115 people attending and offering over 40 comments and questions. We couldn’t possibly… more

YEN is Growing!

YEN is Growing!

AUTHOR: Dhaval Patel -
TAGS: Cereal YEN, Bean YEN, Oilseed YEN, YEN Zero, Forage YEN

The power and value of YEN networks depend on their numbers of participants and the data that they share.  YEN networks collectively now have over 2,800 yields in their joint database, and… more

Record breaking oilseed rape crop from Australia

Record breaking oilseed rape crop from Australia

AUTHOR: Pete Berry -
TAGS: Oilseed YEN

A New South Wales mixed farming business has achieved a record oilseed rape seed yield of 7.51 t/ha (adjusted for 9% moisture) measured over a weighbridge from a 33 ha field. The… more