Combinable crops board supports YEN Zero network

Published 27 September 2021

YEN Zero

NFU crops board members are getting involved with this year’s pilot phase of the new YEN Zero network to understand and compare the greenhouse gas emissions of their crops and trial strategies on how to reduce them.

The network was launched to help support agriculture's journey to net zero, and focuses on the analysis and benchmarking of carbon footprints for combinable crops.

Sarah Bell, James Cox, James Mills, James Standen and Andrew Crossley will join growers across YEN Zero’s 17 supporting organisations in sharing their field data to compare emissions between farms, fields and crops.

What is YEN Zero?

YEN Zero, the newest-established network in the Yield Enhancement Network (YEN) family led by ADAS, aims to bring key players from across the agricultural industry together to understand better what drives variation in crop emissions.

It seeks to trial and explore which mitigation strategies work best, helping farmers work towards the NFU ambition of achieving net-zero emissions by 2040.

YEN Zero hopes to create a space to share knowledge on net-zero topics. It also sets out to establish a better cross-industry understanding and alignment of metrics for calculating cropping carbon footprints, and test mitigation strategies across different farms to find out what works.

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