Yield Enhancement Network 2015

Maximising wheat yields

The Yield Enhancement Network (YEN) has been set up to foster and energize innovation in the arable industry; it aims to understand how high yields of winter wheat can be produced and to encourage novel approaches to crop improvement.

Together with other leading research organisations, Hutchinsons are sponsors of the YEN project and it is an initiative that is gaining momentum. Members of YEN compete to establish new yield records, and get closer to their land’s potential. Once record yielding crops are identified, the aim is to work out how they were achieved.
Hutchinsons recently organised a very successful farmer meeting to share ideas on taking yields forward and encourage networking between farmer members. Members are not necessarily ‘in it to win it’, but rather participating to gather information that will help them to maximize yields in their own farming situation. There was a spirit of friendly rivalry between the farmers who attended the meeting, but everyone was very open in exchanging ideas and comparing approaches to yield improvement.

Hutchinsons will be following some of the growers throughout the season as they implement different strategies to maximise wheat yield in their competition entries. Please check our website for further news and video updates.

The YEN competition this year is still open for applications - if you are interested in taking part, please contact Dr Bob Bulmer by emailing: [email protected]

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