Crop yields and how to maximise potential: webinar

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19 March 2019

7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

During this webinar we will be exploring how you can understand and analyse your crops' performance, including factors that could be limiting yields, and provide you with some of the tools you need to start closing the gap between theoretical and actual yield.

Webinar: Crop yields and how to maximise potential
Date: Tuesday 19 March
Time: 7pm – 8pm
Speakers: Sarah Kendall and Richard Wainwright

Richard Wainwright farms 510 ha in Ryedale, on the southern edge of the North Yorkshire Moors.  With soil types ranging from clay loam to limestone brash, the family partnership grows winter wheat, winter barley, oilseed rape, spring beans, rotational grass leys and forage maize. The farm also runs a large beef fattening unit. Richard has been an early adopter of precision farming technology, using GPS for steering, yield mapping, fertiliser, and seed applications. He is a keen advocate of the ADAS YEN programme, trialling new techniques to push yields of combinable crops through the YEN Yield Testing project.

Sarah Kendall has worked for ADAS as a crop physiologist for six years. She grew up on an arable farm in East Yorkshire and now lives on a mixed farm in Nottinghamshire. Sarah has developed a keen interest in understanding oilseed rape yields, developing knowledge of oilseed rape nutrition and how this should be managed to maximise yields. Her involvement with both YEN and the YEN Yield Testing project is reflective of Sarah’s support for working with farmers to increase yields.



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