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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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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Why and how would you do your own late-November plant counts?

During germination a proportion of viable seeds can fail to emerge due to pests, diseases and soil conditions, impacting the total viable plants in th...
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Have you considered correcting your pH with lime?

We experience many different scenarios during the farming year while providing support and files to over 100 lime contractors from across the UK. Afte...
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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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Can we support your event? An open invitation to the industry

There's a saying that there's no such thing as a free lunch and while that might be true, there is such a thing as a free presentation on the very lat...
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It's that time of year again - SOYL Winter Workshops

We've just announced the details of our SOYL Winter Workshops which kick off at the end of November and run right through towards the end of February....
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Compatibility with John Deere Greenstar equipment

The John Deere Greenstar family of products has always been one of the most popular used by SOYL clients to carry out variable rate applications. Ther...
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Variable rate drilling to reach field potential

With harvest winding up and drilling beginning it seems timely to share how I use a number of precision tools to create the 'Rolls Royce' of drilling ...
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P and K management for high-yielding crops

  Recently I have drawn up a number of medium term nutrient strategies for clients. This inspired me to put down some of my thoughts around this ...
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Thoughts on the new RB209

I run the Applications Team at SOYL and we provide P, K, Mg, Lime, Nitrogen and Seed recommendations for over 1 million UK arable hectares. The agrono...
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Innovation... It's never done

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

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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Working with KRM Bogballe spreaders

Working with KRM Bogballe spreadersAs I set up a new iSOYL for iPad variable rate system on farm earlier this week, the farmer and I came to discussin...
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Why should I use yield maps?

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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Review of the European Conference on Precision Agriculture

As the head of SOYL's technical and R&D department, one of my responsibilities is to look at the latest developments in precision agriculture rese...
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What should I do with straw this harvest?

 As SOYL's technical manager, I'm responsible for our crop nutrition strategy and at this time of year, many clients and colleagues ask me the sa...
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