We welcome opportunities for new partnerships with the academic community and farming industry to address critical knowledge gaps. If you have any long-term data you are willing to share on crop yields at whole-field or within-field scale we would love to hear from you.
Farmers and growers – to get involved in our experimental farm platform to test innovative farming systems on commercial arable and grassland farms, contact our Lead Scientists testing Sustainable Solutions.
ASSIST is working with farmers to analyse large volumes of crop yield data to determine how factors such as soil, climate, landscape and management affect yield performance over time.
This multifaceted study will provide unique insights into what management practices work best on UK farms. As the data builds up it will be possible for farmers to compare their crop performance with that grown under similar conditions and identify which innovations and strategies will be most beneficial
In doing this we want to provide farmers with an easy way of benchmarking their yield against identical crop varieties grown under similar environmental condition. This will help us understand and ultimately overcome the factors holding back crop yields.
Data Combine can run on the office computer and information from other packages such as Gatekeeper and Muddy Boots can be copied across. The more information that is put in the more value those participants will get back.
To input your data to Data Combine follow this link.
Agronomists – to help shape the development and testing of future sustainable farming approaches contact our Lead Scientists testing Sustainable Solutions.
Researchers and students - to discuss complementary research programmes, future Grants or student projects contact the ASSIST Programme Co-ordinator who will direct you to the relevant Lead Scientist.