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


Amino acid YEN Yield Testing Farmer Innovation Group

AUTHOR: Kate Storer -
TAGS: YEN Yield Testing, Cereal YEN

There is a lot of interest in the use of biostimulants to try and improve crop growth and yield, but relevant field scale evidence for UK cereal crops is currently limited. With support from ADAS… More more

Testing the benefits of spring potash for yield enhancement

AUTHOR: Christina Clarke -
TAGS: YEN Yield Testing, Cereal YEN

The spring potash FIG is now in its second season, in 2017/18 four farmers undertook tramline trials testing a spring application of 0, 100 and 200 kg/ha of Muriate of Potash (MOP, 60% K2O) in… More more

Crop Momentum YEN Yield Testing Farmer Innovation Group

AUTHOR: Damian Hatley -
TAGS: YEN Yield Testing

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

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