YEN Yield Testing

Since the YEN began in 2012, entrants have had many ideas for enhancing yields and you can now test these through the new ‘YEN Yield Testing project’ funded by EIP-Agri. By bringing together groups of farmers who are interested in testing out hypothesises for increasing their yield, we can learn new and innovative approaches that could benefit all crop growers.

YEN Yield Testing explained

Farm Innovation Groups (FIGs)

In 2018 we established a number of Farm Innovation Groups, based on the best ideas raised within YEN. We encourage everyone with an interest in learning new ways to improve their yields to join like-minded farmers and get involved.

All our current FIGs are listed below. If you are interested in joining one or more of the FIGs, please click on the links to find out more information and who to contact to join.

Please note, all participants within the projects need to be members of the Yield Enhancement Network. All fields entered into the YEN Yield Testing programme will also be entered into the YEN competition.

FIGs available to join

Amino acids and link to higher biomass

Spring potash

Deep rooting earthworms and soil management

Oilseed rape cross drilling and optimum crop spacing 

Crop momentum and attention to detail

Project funding

This project is funded by the EIP-Agri, which works to foster competitive and sustainable farming and forestry that 'achieves more and better from less' across Europe.

Key Dates
YEN Yield Testing workshop


Farmers work together to test yield enhancing ideas

AUTHOR: Sarah Kendall -
TAGS: YEN Yield Testing

The YEN Yield Testing (YYT) project held a workshop for farmers, agronomists, researchers and members of the industry who had been involved in five different Farmer Innovation Groups (FIGs) in the… More more

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

Crop Momentum YEN Yield Testing Farmer Innovation Group

AUTHOR: Damian Hatley -
TAGS: YEN Yield Testing, Cereal YEN

Crop momentum is a new concept arising from the experience of previous YEN competition winners.  The Crop Momentum ‘FIG’ (Farmer Innovation Group) was formed for the 2018-19 season to test whether… More more

Farmers test the impact of soil management on earthworms and deep rooting

AUTHOR: Charlotte White -
TAGS: YEN Yield Testing, Cereal YEN

The EIP-AGRI funded YEN Yield Testing project has brought together ADAS researchers, farmers and academics to test the impact of soil management on yield and rooting through encouraging deep… More more

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