Targeting high yields through shared learning

Past Event - booking closed

15 February 2019

10:30 AM - 2:00 PM

The Boutflour Hall, Royal Agriculture University, Cirencester


While there are many factors affecting net margin, crop yield remains a key driver.

The ADAS YEN programme explores all the elements that contribute to yield and helps growers striving to improve crop yields and close the gap between current yields and potential yields.

Taking analysis and results from across the UK and also Northern Europe, Sarah Kendall, ADAS, will explain the key components of yield building and how growers have impacted positively on these through different management strategies.

David Hoyles has been part of the YEN programme for several years and has taken a keen interest in designing on farm trials to produce meaningful results. He will share the characteristics of a good on-farm trial.

David Williamson is a keen YEN programme participant and he will share his agronomic strategies and results over the years.

A key part of the seminar will be the Knowledge Exchange Panel where all speakers will engage with the audience to answer questions and share knowledge to enable participants to gain knowledge relevant to their own arable businesses.


10:00 Registration and coffee

10:30 Welcome and AHDB update - Philip Dolbear, AHDB

10:45 Findings from YEN and what the future holds - Sarah Kendall, ADAS

11:15 Better farm trialing for YEN - David Hoyles, GH Hoyles Ltd.

11:45 My YEN farming story - Andrew Williamson, Beddoes and Williamson

12:30 Knowledge Exchange panel - All speakers

13:25 Conclusions - Philip Dolbear, AHDB

13:30 Close and lunch

For more information, please contact Philip Dolbear at: or 07964 255614