Frontier Blog

Welcome to the Frontier Agriculture Blog

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...
Continue reading
  715 Hits
  0 Comments
715 Hits
0 Comments

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...
Continue reading
  725 Hits
  0 Comments
725 Hits
0 Comments

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...
Continue reading
  711 Hits
  0 Comments
711 Hits
0 Comments

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-...
Continue reading
  665 Hits
  0 Comments
665 Hits
0 Comments

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...
Continue reading
  517 Hits
  0 Comments
517 Hits
0 Comments

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...
Continue reading
  542 Hits
  0 Comments
542 Hits
0 Comments

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...
Continue reading
  893 Hits
  0 Comments
893 Hits
0 Comments

Managing establishment

SOYL-blog-email-header
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 ...
Continue reading
  532 Hits
  0 Comments
532 Hits
0 Comments

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...
Continue reading
  601 Hits
  0 Comments
601 Hits
0 Comments

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....
Continue reading
  548 Hits
  0 Comments
548 Hits
0 Comments

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...
Continue reading
  1163 Hits
  0 Comments
1163 Hits
0 Comments

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 ...
Continue reading
  855 Hits
  0 Comments
855 Hits
0 Comments

P and K management for high-yielding crops

FRONTIER-0035
Recently, I drew up a number of medium term nutrient strategies for clients. This inspired me to put down some of my thoughts around this topic i...
Continue reading
  825 Hits
  0 Comments
825 Hits
0 Comments

Thoughts on the new RB209

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...
Continue reading
  514 Hits
  0 Comments
514 Hits
0 Comments

Innovation... It's never done

innovation
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...
Continue reading
  538 Hits
  0 Comments
538 Hits
0 Comments

Accessing nutrient maps in MySOYL

nutrient-mapping
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...
Continue reading
  675 Hits
  0 Comments
675 Hits
0 Comments

Working with KRM Bogballe spreaders

OPTI_1
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...
Continue reading
  1082 Hits
  0 Comments
1082 Hits
0 Comments

Why should I use yield maps?

Yield_map_blog
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...
Continue reading
  674 Hits
  0 Comments
674 Hits
0 Comments

Review of the European Conference on Precision Agriculture

opti
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...
Continue reading
  559 Hits
  0 Comments
559 Hits
0 Comments

What should I do with straw this harvest?

Frontier-Ingham-3.8.15-0963
 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...
Continue reading
  1323 Hits
  0 Comments
1323 Hits
0 Comments

We use cookies to improve our website and your experience when using it. Cookies used for the essential operation of the site have already been set. To find out more about the cookies we use and how to delete them, see our Cookie Policy.

OK