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Get a better view of your farm

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Using satellites to get a different perspective of your farm really can open up a wealth of opportunities. Of course, we all know that satellite image...
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Removing straw: calculating the cost of replacing lost nutrients

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Last harvest, the prolonged hot weather greatly affected grass growth across the UK and caused a shortage of silage for many livestock farmers. To hel...
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Meet the team at various events this year

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In my role, I often get asked which events we'll be attending and where customers can catch up with us over the coming months. Our local SOYL colleagu...
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Open Farm Sunday – five developments that wowed the public

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Yesterday, scores of farms around the UK opened their doors for Open Farm Sunday , an annual event organised by LEAF (Linking the Environment and Food...
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How can precision help guide nitrogen applications on milling wheat?

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Many people might assume that yield is the best indicator of whether they have got their nitrogen applications right. However, a better indicator is t...
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Variable rate drilling payback

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When it comes to drilling your next crop, do you consider the evenness of establishment in previous years and the consistency of your return on invest...
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The Variable Rate Seed myth

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We introduced variable rate seed over 15 years ago and the benefits, including that of a yield increase of 4.2% over flat rate drilling, are well docu...
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Story of a field

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There has been a lot of interest in variable rate nitrogen this season driven by crops that are full of potential, and good market prices. SOYL's vari...
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A brilliant event to kick-start the year

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Over the 26 year lifespan of SOYL, we have exhibited at many agricultural shows and events. When you have a mission to 'Make Every Hectare Count', get...
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Getting the most from precision data at MySOYL Live

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Over the summer, we sat down to discuss and plan our series of winter meetings which we carry out across the country each year. Historically, these ha...
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Satellite imagery – more than just Variable Rate Nitrogen

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The benefits of using satellite imagery go way beyond the yield improvements that have been seen from variable rate nitrogen applications. Some of the...
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What is the best phosphate product?

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The use of phosphate fertilisers has always caused more confusion than other nutrients.Choice of fertiliser to give the best long and short term avail...
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SOYL: a year in review

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Happy New Year from the SOYL team; I can't quite believe that 12 months have passed since I last wrote a blog reviewing the year but here we are. Our ...
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Grow your precision strategy at CropTec 2018

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SOYL has been exhibiting at CropTec since it first started back in 2013. In the four times that it has been held since, the show has grown considerabl...
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Lime product options

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At the beginning of August, I wrote a blog on the importance of correcting your pH and the benefits that this can bring to you and your land. Lime spr...
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How does SOYL customer support work?

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With autumn drilling well underway, I thought I would share a little insight into how our SOYL customer cupport team works with growers during these b...
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Using SOYL services with a Trimble control box

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​ As part of my role in the SOYL Customer Support team, much of my time is spent helping growers with hardware. Unsurprisingly, as Trimble is one of t...
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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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We had the wind in our sails at Tillage Live 2018

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I had the pleasure of attending Tillage Live 2018 last week. This year, the event was held in Dunbar, East Lothian and although SOYL have always suppo...
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Get the most from your yield map data

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​ Imagine if there was a way to automatically know which areas of your production system are most profitable and those which are loss-making. Wouldn't...
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