AHDB /ADAS South West Yield Enhancement Network (YEN) Conference


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As arable farmers strive to reduce costs of production to combat volatility and possible loss of farm subsidy, one of the key strategies is to maximise yield to spread those costs. With yields plateauing over recent years, the ADAS YEN programme seeks to explore new science and cultivate sharing of best practice to raise average yields towards the crop’s genetic potential in any given growing location.
This conference will review the latest findings and hear from 2 practitioners who are putting theory into practice.

When: Friday 23rd February 2018
Where: Rural Innovation Centre , Manor Farm, Harnhill, Cirencester, Glos, GL7 5PU

1230 Buffet lunch
1325 Welcome
Philip Dolbear, AHDB Cereals and Oilseeds , Knowledge Exchange Manager, South West
1330 YEN - What have we learnt and which way now?
Roger Sylvester- Bradley, ADAS, Head of Crop Performance
1400 Theory into Practice - OSR
Martin Smart, Ashton Hill Farm, Swindon *to be confirmed
1445 Theory into Practice - Wheat
Brian Barker, Westhorpe Lodge, Stowmarket and AHDB Strategic Farmer
1530 Concluding remarks and tea
Philip Dolbear

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