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.
  • One entrance into the annual Oilseed YEN competition* 
  • One free soil analysis report**
  • A comprehensive report on your crop’s performance
  • One ticket to the Annual YEN Conference

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

*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

Membership fees

UK based individual Cereal YEN Membership is £375 (Excl VAT).

Where entries are supported by a UK based third party that is not an official YEN Sponsor, Membership is £500 (Excl VAT).

For all non-UK entries, Membership is £450.

Sponsored entry is also available (please see below).

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
Registration deadline

News

ADAS & Lancrop laboratories are pleased to announce leaf tissue analyses will again be available for free for YEN crops

ADAS & Lancrop laboratories are pleased to announce leaf tissue analyses will again be available for free for YEN crops

AUTHOR: Dhaval Patel -
TAGS: Cereal YEN, Milling Wheat Quality Contest, Oilseed YEN, Pea YEN, Bean YEN

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… more

Scottish farmer David Fuller-Shapcott wins bronze for oilseed rape - YEN 2019

Scottish farmer David Fuller-Shapcott wins bronze for oilseed rape - YEN 2019

AUTHOR: Leslie Berger -
TAGS: Oilseed YEN

Best Field Yield 2019: Bronze Award

Sponsor: BASF

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Richard Budd breaking records for oilseed yield - YEN 2019

Richard Budd breaking records for oilseed yield - YEN 2019

AUTHOR: Leslie Berger -
TAGS: Oilseed YEN

Best Field Yield 2019: Gold Award

Sponsor: Independent

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Grower sets new OSR record of 7.2t/ha in yield competition

Grower sets new OSR record of 7.2t/ha in yield competition

AUTHOR: Farmers Weekly -
TAGS: Oilseed YEN

Pete Berry, head of crop physiology at ADAS, discusses the tremendous achievement by top three oilseed entrants to the Yield Enhancement Networks annual awards event.  All three top oilseed rape… more

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