Bean YEN

The Bean YEN will enable interested bean growers to engage and benchmark their crops. In partnership with PGRO, a Bean YEN was created in 2019 to help understand the variation in bean yields between fields, farms and seasons. This capitalises on intensive monitoring PGRO are undertaking on a few bean and pea fields, as part of a co-funded innovate UK project with Hummingbird technologies.  Through engaging growers and industry in taking and sharing measurements and benchmarking crop performance, it is hoped that we can understand variations in bean yields and therefore increase bean yields on-farm.

All members will be provided with a comprehensive report, detailing how their crop performed compared to other crops in the YEN.

Annual Bean YEN membership

Membership is open, and available to anyone; farmers, agronomists, and researchers.

The Bean YEN 2020 entrant costs can be sponsored by one of official Bean YEN sponsors for a limited number of entrants. Please e-mail - registering your interest for more information.

Membership includes:

  • One entrance into the annual Bean YEN benchmarking network* 
  • One free NRM Soil Health Check**
  • A comprehensive report on your crop’s performance
  • One ticket to the Annual Bean YEN Conference

*Members can enter multiple fields; additional charges apply.

**NRM Soil Health Checks must be carried out on the field entered into the network. Soil analysis for additional field entered will be subject to additional charges. Soil samples returned after April may be charged for.

Membership Fees

  • Individual Pea YEN Membership is £250 + VAT.
  • Entries sponsored by official Pea YEN 2020 sponsors is £250 + VAT
  • Entries sponsored by other organisations is £350 + VAT


Corporate Sponsors support the network to maintain its core activities.  Their vital role is recognised in all YEN publicity, media items, conference presentations, and on this website.

Sponsors have a key role in steering the evolution of the network and its activities.  They have access to network information, intelligence and discussions to support their own yield enhancement initiatives.

Sponsors can also make multiple competition entries, and have multiple attendance at the annual YEN conference. A few sponsors will also contribute some or all of individual farmers membership fees. For more information, please contact the Bean YEN Project Manager.

Key Dates
Bean YEN Conference - TBC (Dec'20 or Jan'21)
Deadline for free NRM Soil Health analysis
Competition entry deadline


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