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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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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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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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Using iSOYL for variable rate seed

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Launched just over three years ago, iSOYL is an app that turns your Apple iPad into a variable rate application system, allowing you to manage your pr...
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Borgeby Fältdagar 2018

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I think we'd all agree that this summer has been an eventful one. One of the most memorable things for me – other than the weather – was my trip out t...
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There is still value in your old precision farming data

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Each year a number of new customers come to us with some existing precision farming data. However, while they may still have it, they are not always s...
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What’s the impact of removing straw?

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While rain has now fallen in most regions, the recent hot weather has significantly impacted grass growth meaning, unfortunately, many dairy farmers w...
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Life as a SOYL area manager

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My role as a SOYL area manager is as diverse and varied as some of the farms we work with around the country. As the months of the year change, so too...
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Should I be variably drilling my oilseed rape?

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This is a question I am often asked when discussing plans with growers and my most common response is, "Why wouldn't you?" For me, as with any crop, i...
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Correcting your soil pH

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Sitting here on a Friday, surrounded by colleagues taking calls from lime contractors across the UK, I thought it would be worthwhile to address the i...
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