High res imagery; allowing innovation and intervention

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Remote sensing in agriculture is nothing new. However, with drones gaining more publicity over the last few years, some would argue it has felt somewh...
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Timeliness is next to Godliness

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It isn't news to emphasise that one of our key current challen ges is the well publicised yield plateau. Whenever the next thumping crop yield is anno...
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Monitoring grain markets 24/7 made possible with new technology

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​Most of the farmers I know keep a watchful eye on commodity prices and use a variety of methods to do so. The method chosen is down to personal choic...
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Crop recording and time management

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I've been visiting growers on their farms for nearly 25 years and I've noticed that there are many familiar consistencies between businesses and yet a...
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Planning field scouting before you get to the field

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Oh, to be more organised! Much of what we see around the farm is reactive, driving past a field or walking across it and recording what you see. This ...
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Weed mapping

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Weed mapping has been around, in various guises, for some time. For example, it might be in real-time by identifying weeds in the field and directing ...
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Technological innovations

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Well, the winter workshop campaign has finished for another year and was hugely successful – it is always a pleasure to tour the country seeing our cu...
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Why should I be digitally recording on-farm data?

Over the coming winter months I will be talking to hundreds of UK farmers about SOYL's Precision Farming application, MySOYL, and other associated in-...
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Data analysis comes alive at this year's workshops

A few clients have asked me what to expect at this year's SOYL winter workshops. You can find a general overview in this article but as the team final...
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Managing establishment

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The establishment of crops is measured by the percentage of seeds that result in a viable crop. For example, what would be considered the 'good' part ...
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Innovation... It's never done

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It's been a busy time for SOYL's development team. These are the people who are the nucleus from which all of our precision innovations, used on farms...
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Accessing nutrient maps in MySOYL

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You don't know what you don't know! It's easy for us to assume that, since we provide support, training and tutorials, our customers understand how to...
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Why should I use yield maps?

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Between the showers, combines are rolling across the country with the purpose of gathering the result of a year's work. At the same time, many are gat...
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Summer training events

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In response to feedback from customers and to complement our popular annual Winter Workshop campaign, SOYL is offering summer training events for the ...
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