Challenge yourself to become a Champion Grower
The Beet Yield Challenge (BYC) provides a framework to identify how to manage the resources at your disposal to the best effect. Participants enter a field at drilling and crop progress is monitored throughout the season. To do this, data is collected in partnership between BBRO and the participant and their agronomist – BBRO will collect some data but participants will need to be engaged and willing to take measurements and provide data throughout the season. This data is used to understand the factors influencing yield performance. Performance is assessed based on the proportion of your yield potential that you achieve.
Throughout the year you will receive BYC newsletters to give you tips and support to help you improve your yield and watch the progress of all the crops being monitored.
BYC 2020-21 now underway
Information on what BYC will entail, including the data you will be expected to collect during the year, can be found here: BYC Information
A general report is produced at the end of each year which is available to all growers. Participants each receive a report on their own field which includes recommendations specific to them.