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  1. Brid @ ADAS

    Farm resilience survey - we need your input!

    Hi everyone! We're running a survey at ADAS on behalf of the Prince's Countryside Fund. We want to reach out to farm business owners who have never taken part in their free Farm Resilience programme. The aim of the survey is to find ways to improve the programme to better serve the needs of...
  2. Brid @ ADAS

    Introducing YEN Zero - a new farm network to tackle the carbon costs of cropping

    The agriculture industry has committed to reaching Net-Zero carbon emissions by 2040. This will require substantial reductions in the greenhouse gas intensities of crop products, as well as increased storage of carbon in the farm system. Yield Enhancement Network (YEN) entries since 2013 have...
  3. Brid @ ADAS

    Do you have Permanent Grassland in your farming system?

    ADAS are looking for farmers and land managers to participate in a research project on Permanent Grasslands in UK farming systems. This is part of the Horizon 2020 Super-G project. We will be conducting telephone interviews with UK farmers and land managers throughout January and February 2021...
  4. Brid @ ADAS

    Intro to the Yield Enhancement Network (YEN)

    A quick video about the Yield Enhancement Network (YEN) - open to any growers or agronomists for 2021! Website:
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    Building a resilient farm business

    As UK farming faces its biggest shake-up in decades, ADAS business consultants Gillian Preece and James Dunn share their tips on how to prepare yourself and your farm business for change, including what questions you should be asking and what tools are available to help
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    Yield Enhancement Network (YEN) open for 2021 entries

    All our networks - Cereal, Oilseed, Bean, Pea, Grass, and Potato, are open to new entries for the 2021 harvest season. The networks are open to anyone who would like to better understand their crops and find ways to improve their yields To learn more or register, please visit...
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    YEN Awards 2020 - Online and open to everyone for the first time

    Since 2012, The Yield Enhancement Network – or YEN – has connected agricultural organisations and farmers who are striving to improve crop yields. The aim is to drive understanding of yield determination and inspire initiatives for yield improvement across the industry. This year we are going...
  8. Brid @ ADAS

    Yield Enhancement Network Awards 2020 - open to everyone!

    Since 2012, The Yield Enhancement Network – or YEN – has connected agricultural organisations and farmers who are striving to improve crop yields. The aim is to drive understanding of yield determination and inspire initiatives for yield improvement across the industry. This year we are going...
  9. Brid @ ADAS

    Oilseed YEN broadens horizon with NEW establishment focus for 2020-21 & reflects on insights into high yields

    Whilst many growers over recent years have struggled with OSR establishment, all growers can benefit from joining Oilseed YEN this season. Oilseed YEN has responded to the ever increasing challenge posed by cabbage stem flea beetle (CSFB) by expanding information collected about the...
  10. Brid @ ADAS

    Farm in Shropshire, Staffordshire or Derbyshire?

    ADAS is looking for farmers based in Staffordshire, Shropshire or Derbyshire who would like free one-to-one business advice to prepare their business for the upcoming changes to agricultural policy and BPS. As this is part of Defra's Future Farm Resilience Fund, there is no cost at all for...
  11. Brid @ ADAS

    ADAS: Cover Crops in Practice

  12. Brid @ ADAS

    ADAS WEBINAR: Cover crops - Research into practice

    Cover crops are grown primarily to ‘protect or improve’ soils in arable crop rotations. They can be effective at improving soil functions by increasing soil nutrient and water retention; improving soil structure and quality; reducing the risk of soil erosion and surface run-off by providing soil...
  13. Brid @ ADAS

    AHDB webinar - Introducing SUPER-G: Sustainable Permanent Grassland project

    The SUPER-G project is a European wide project aiming to work with farmers and policymakers to develop sustainable & effective permanent grassland systems. Aims of this project include optimising productivity, supporting biodiversity and delivering a number of other ecosystems services. This...
  14. Brid @ ADAS

    'Drill for yield' EIP-AGRI project - using drone data to predict optimal seed rates

    Since 2017, ADAS Crop Physiologist Sarah Kendall, Manterra Ltd., and Southwell & Knapton Farm in Yorkshire have been working on an EIP-AGRI funded project called 'Drill for Yield'. We are trying to understand if drone data can be used to predict shoot number and ultimately used as the basis for...
  15. Brid @ ADAS

    BYDV vector monitoring sites needed in York and Hereford

    As part of a BYDV management project with AHDB, we are hoping to find winter cereal sites willing to host insect survey suction traps to catch aphids known to spread cereal viruses like BYDV. Our entomologists will use these to monitor their numbers. We're looking for sites around YO41 1LN and...
  16. Brid @ ADAS

    Using insects as feed

    Hi! ADAS is running a survey to identify the barriers and opportunities of scaling up insect production as a sustainable alternative to imported soya for livestock feed. We're looking to get the views of pig and poultry farmers in particular, as well as feed suppliers and mixers. Can you help? A...
  17. Brid @ ADAS

    ADAS exhibiting at the Agritech-E Innovation Hub, 1 July 2020

    Want to learn more about Yield Enhancement Network or discover the true potential of your yield with grain analysis? In the absence of the Royal Norfolk Show this year, we're exhibiting online at AgriTechE Innovation Hub tomorrow. Live chat with Prof. Roger Sylvester-Bradley to ask any...
  18. Brid @ ADAS

    Today is the last day to enter ADAS YEN for 2020

    Last day today (15/06/2020) to enter your crops into the Yield Enhancement Network for this year, whether it's for Cereal, Oilseed, Pea or Bean. Register at or contact us at [email protected]
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    About YEN Nutrition

    Prof. Roger Sylvester-Bradley, Head of Crop Performance at ADAS, explains a new grain analysis and nutrient benchmarking service YEN Nutrition
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    YEN Nutrition - a new grain analysis and nutrition benchmarking service from ADAS

    In time for harvest 2020, ADAS has launched a new YEN initiative called YEN Nutrition – to support those seeking to improve the nutrition of arable crops. YEN Nutrition provides comprehensive grain analysis on all 12 essential crop nutrients and allows participants to benchmark their crops’...

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