ADAS, an environmental consultancy firm, has launched a Yield Enhancement Network (YEN) set up to foster and energise innovation in the arable industry, with the goal of understanding how higher yields from the UK’s arable sector can be produced.
The YEN consists of a group of major agricultural organisations (BASF, Bayer Crop Science, Frontier, Hutchinsons Syngenta, The Courtyard Partnership and Yara) who will develop a knowledge exchange programme, working with farmers to improve crop yields. YEN members met recently and one of their first actions was to devise rules for UK farmers to pursue the record yield title for the 2013 harvest. This will be launched officially in spring 2013. The competition will consider yield relative to land potential, so all farmers are eligible to enter.
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