Yield Enhancement Network 2017 Awards

Farmer Competition Yield

Cereals

Best Field Yield t/ha

Gold: Tim Lamyman, Lincolnshire
(sponsored by Hutchinsons) 15.3t/ha

Silver: Donald Ross, Ross-shire
(sponsored by AHDB) 14.8t/ha

Bronze: Edward Vipond, Suffolk
(sponsored by BASF) 14.6t/ha

Best % of Potential Yield

Gold: Donald Ross, Ross-shire
(sponsored by AHDB)
83% of 17.8t/ha

Silver: Neil Armstrong, Northumberland
(sponsored by Syngenta)
76% of 17.4t/ha

Bronze: Tim Lamyman, Lincolnshire
(sponsored by Hutchinsons)
72% of 21.1t/ha


Award winners for the Yen competition 2017 – plot entries

Best plot yield

Gold: Jonathan Helliwell, at Bayer, Oxfordshire
15.7t/ha

Silver: Bob Bulmer, at Hutchinsons, Shropshire
14.9t/ha

Bronze: Mark Doble at BASF, Somerset
12.8t/ha

Best % of Potential Yield

Gold: Jonathan Helliwell at Bayer, Oxfordshire
74% of 21.1t/ha

Silver: Bob Bulmer at Hutchinsons, Shropshire
69% of 21.5t/ha

Bronze: Mark Doble at BASF, Somerset
60% of 21.4t/ha


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Oilseeds

Best Field Yield t/ha

Gold: Martin Smart of Wiltshire
(sponsored by CF Fertiliser) 6.4t/ha

Silver: Stephen Tuer of North Yorkshire
(independent entry) 6.3t/ha

Bronze: Tim Lamyman of Lincolnshire
(sponsored by Hutchinsons) 5.7t/ha

Best % of Potential Yield

Gold: Martin Smart of Wiltshire
(sponsored CF Fertilisers)
72% of 9.0t/ha

Silver: Stephen Tuer of North Yorkshire
(independent entry)
49% of 12.8t/ha

Bronze: James Price of Oxfordshire,
(sponsored by Yara)
48% of 7.9t/ha

Award winners for the Yen competition 2017 – plot entries

Best plot yield

Gold: Michael Farr at DSV, Oxfordshire
5.8t/ha

Best % of Potential Yield

Gold: Michael Farr at DSV, Oxfordshire
48% of 12.0t/ha

Innovation Awards

For entrants recommended for their bright ideas, went to:

Andrew Hunt, Gt Melton Farms, Norfolk

… for developing a high performance hybrid-rye growing system for light land

Martin Smart, Ashton Hill Farm, Wiltshire

… for using farm trials to develop oilseed rape growing systems

Toby Hogsbjerg, Swinbrook Farms, on the Cotswolds

… for developing a low impact production system for oilseed rape on shallow soils.

Brian Barker, Lodge Farm, Suffolk

… for trail-blazing the use of crop monitoring in his wheat management system.