Frontier Blog

Welcome to the Frontier Agriculture Blog

SOYL: a year in review

SOYL-Frontier-Agricultural-3309
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 ...
Continue reading
  515 Hits
  0 Comments
515 Hits
0 Comments

Results Based Agri-environment Payment Scheme (RBAPS)

flower-rich-EFA-fallow-1
Earlier this month I attended Natural England's RBAPS (known formerly as 'Payment by Results') conference which took place in Norfolk, not far from th...
Continue reading
  685 Hits
  0 Comments
685 Hits
0 Comments

Grow your precision strategy at CropTec 2018

SOYL-map-colours-stock-but-have-permission
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...
Continue reading
  431 Hits
  0 Comments
431 Hits
0 Comments

Lime product options

_SYL0052
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...
Continue reading
  675 Hits
  0 Comments
675 Hits
0 Comments

Post-maize opportunities

Soundborough-maize-views-3
Over the last five-to-six years, it's been clear to see an ever-increasing area of maize being grown across the UK. Maize has a number of production u...
Continue reading
  497 Hits
  0 Comments
497 Hits
0 Comments

How does SOYL customer support work?

_SYL0109
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...
Continue reading
  507 Hits
  0 Comments
507 Hits
0 Comments

Planning field scouting before you get to the field

field-scouting
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 ...
Continue reading
  628 Hits
  0 Comments
628 Hits
0 Comments

Soil: your farm's greatest asset

erosion-blog-cover
This blog was first featured as an article in the October issue of Three Counties Farmer : Every conversation I have with people in the agricultural w...
Continue reading
  859 Hits
  0 Comments
859 Hits
0 Comments

The value of fresh phosphate fertiliser

fert
​ For the most part, many of us will admit that when it comes to fertiliser applications we can be guilty of concentrating solely on the application o...
Continue reading
  839 Hits
  0 Comments
839 Hits
0 Comments

We had the wind in our sails at Tillage Live 2018

tillage-2018-3
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...
Continue reading
  510 Hits
  0 Comments
510 Hits
0 Comments

Get the most from your yield map data

iStock_000004632413XLarge_With_maps
​ 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...
Continue reading
  464 Hits
  0 Comments
464 Hits
0 Comments

The importance of accurate and detailed soil sampling

SOYL-Frontier-Agricultural-3390
As I write this, I am travelling on the train from Edinburgh to Newark. What is great about travelling on the train is seeing, in detail, the beautifu...
Continue reading
  605 Hits
  0 Comments
605 Hits
0 Comments

Catch crops: don’t get caught out

vitality_ohead
Catch crops, sown in the summer, can be used very effectively as part of an Ecological Focus Area (EFA) greening requirement. These crops offer potent...
Continue reading
  792 Hits
  0 Comments
792 Hits
0 Comments

Using iSOYL for variable rate seed

_SYL0923
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...
Continue reading
  657 Hits
  0 Comments
657 Hits
0 Comments

It’s win-win if we work together

Oil-radish
​ This blog was first featured as an article in the September issue of Three Counties Farmer What a difference a day makes. It's a lovely song by Dina...
Continue reading
  609 Hits
  0 Comments
609 Hits
0 Comments

Borgeby Fältdagar 2018

SOYL-2
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...
Continue reading
  642 Hits
  0 Comments
642 Hits
0 Comments

There is still value in your old precision farming data

SOYL-Frontier-Agricultural-3304
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...
Continue reading
  659 Hits
  0 Comments
659 Hits
0 Comments

What’s the impact of removing straw?

straw
While rain has now fallen in most regions, the recent hot weather has significantly impacted grass growth meaning, unfortunately, many dairy farmers w...
Continue reading
  1204 Hits
  0 Comments
1204 Hits
0 Comments

Potatoes in Practice

PiP-group
Kings attended Potatoes in Practice this month, the UK's largest field-based potato event. Held at The James Hutton Institute's Balruddery Farm in Dun...
Continue reading
  436 Hits
  0 Comments
436 Hits
0 Comments

Should I be variably drilling my oilseed rape?

CREATE-VARIABLE-SEED-RATE
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...
Continue reading
  781 Hits
  0 Comments
781 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