Dr Sarah Kendall, Crop Physiologist at ADAS reports that “The farmers who are involved in this project have all been very positive about the FIG approach, which has enabled the trials to address sensible questions, be performed in a robust way, and deliver evidence-based results”. “Importantly the YEN Yield Testing Project offers an example of farmer-centric research whereby farmers have been crucial in the co-design approach of the project and within each FIG” adds Roger Sylvester-Bradley, head of Crop Performance at ADAS.
David Brightman, the lead farmer of the Spring Potash FIG, is very positive about the fact that YYT brings together scientists and farmers to answer questions “It is absolutely vital that there is a credible scientific hypothesis behind the trials and a genuine attempt to find a scientific explanation for the results. If there is a positive result we need to know when, where and why it works or an awful lot of effort, time, and money could be wasted in situations where it doesn’t work”.
The results from the project will be shared at a meeting to be held on 6th February 2020 at the Kettering Conference Centre.
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If you’d like to find out more, please contact Sarah Kendall or visit the YEN website.