Target applications to maximise protein %

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In what has been a challenging spring for many farmers across the UK, winter wheat crops have come out of it looking well and the potential in many ar...
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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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The life of a precision applications advisor

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The weather has improved lately and workload for growers and advisors has increased. I am a relatively new member of the crop applications team at SOY...
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Over-winter nitrogen losses and spring N levels

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SOYL have undertaken a nitrogen sampling project at a number of sites across the UK. These sites had a range of differing soil types, allowing us to a...
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Variable rate nitrogen benefits

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There can be confusion around the benefits of variable rate nitrogen. In fact, I was talking to a consultant just this week who is new to precision fa...
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Variable rate nitrogen - A different perspective

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At our recent workshops, I addressed variable rate nitrogen and some of the often 'overlooked' added benefits associated with it.  We have always...
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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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Variable rate plant growth regulators (PGRs)

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SOYL have been conducting trials using variable rate plant growth regulators (PGRs) on both winter oilseed rape and winter wheat. The premise for vari...
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Precision farming and grassland

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Over the past few seasons, SOYL has been developing precision farming services for the grassland industry. Grass is the UK's largest crop and is grown...
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Precision soil management

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Over the past decade the national average wheat yield has remained relatively static at around 8.5 t/ha. However, set this against the biophysical pot...
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Magnesium - the forgotten nutrient?

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At our winter workshops, we discussed the importance of magnesium. It is essential for plant development and occurs naturally in soils across the...
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SOYL Winter Workshop Roundup

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Just a couple of weeks ago, we drew our Winter Workshop series to a close in Hampshire. Our time on the road took us to a wide range of locations acro...
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What is so special about iSOYL?

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We get a huge amount of interest in our iPad app, iSOYL. It is used by over 1,000 customers around the world who find it to be a simple and effective ...
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Compatible iPads for iSOYL

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It is always the first question we get asked when it comes to customer iPads – is mine compatible when it comes to variable rate? It's easy to assume ...
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What is the difference between multispectral & hyperspectral imagery?

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The remote sensing of vegetation is an important tool in the SOYL toolbox, enabling farmers to quickly identify variations in crop biomass and monitor...
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SOYL to conduct UK's largest variable rate nitrogen trial

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Please click here to visit the SOYL website For those of you who have visited one of our Winter Workshops you will have heard about our launch of the ...
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2017 - a SOYL year in review

As 2017 draws to an end we can reflect on another exciting year working at the heart of precision crop production. Our mission to help our customers M...
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Working in the SOYL Applications Team

Over the last two years the Applications Team has expanded from a team of four to a team of eight, as we continue to create recommendations and variab...
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Get a precise focus on your EFAs

Changes are ahead for Ecological Focus Areas (EFAs). However, by taking a more precise approach to tailor the farm areas allocated to EFAs and choosin...
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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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