Building on a successful Oilseed YEN Establishment Beauty Contest in 2020, it is back for 2022 with kind sponsorship provided by BASF. The Oilseed YEN has been running since 2016, and as a result of farmers being willing to share information about their crops, has enabled us to further our understanding of important factors for Oilseed Rape (OSR) yields.We hope that by including a focus on establishment within Oilseed YEN, we are encouraging growers to build on the “measure to manage” approach and understand how their crop is performing at this crucial time. Sharing data is a crucial step in which we hope to accelerate the industry’s knowledge of the factors that are needed for good establishment of the crop.
To make things fun, for all entered crops where the establishment data has been submitted, these will go through to an ‘Establishment Beauty Contest’ which will be judged by ADAS on the basis of % establishment, uniformity & evenness of the crop from the supplied photographs and information. There will be three drilling date sections: Early drilled (until 14th August), Standard drilled (15th Aug – 31st Aug), Late drilled (1st September onwards). Winners will be announced later in the year.
To get involved register your crops for the Oilseed YEN at this link - https://www.yen.adas.co.uk/join-oilseed-yen